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Vaccinations

Vaccines are not just for babies and young children. As children get older, the protection provided by some early childhood vaccines can wear off. Older children, including teens, also need to receive recommended vaccinations. Additionally, colleges and universities around the country require up-to-date immunizations upon admittance. Adults also need protection through vaccination. Complications from typical childhood diseases can be more severe in adults.

Rapides After Hours Urgent Care offers the following vaccines to keep you protected:

  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Meningococcal
  • MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella)
  • Pneumococcal
  • Tdap (Tetanus, Diptheria, Pertussis)
  • Tetanus-Td
  • TwinRix (Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B)

Flu Vaccine

Rapides After Hours offers flu vaccinations for children and adults ages 9 and up. Simply walk in to inquire about our flu vaccination options, and receive your vaccination today.

Who Should Get Vaccinated?

In general, anyone who wants to reduce their chances of getting the flu can get vaccinated. However, it is recommended by the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ASIP)¬†that certain people should get vaccinated each year, including people who are at high risk of having serious flu complications and people who live with or care for those at high risk.

Who Should Not Be Vaccinated?

There are some people who should not be vaccinated without first consulting a physician. These include:

  • people who have a severe allergy to chicken eggs
  • people who have had a severe reaction to an influenza vaccination
  • people who developed Guillain-Barr√© syndrome (GBS) within 6 weeks of getting an influenza vaccine
  • children less than 6 months of age (influenza vaccine is not approved for this age group)
  • people who have a moderate-to-severe illness with a fever

 

Rapides After Hours is an urgent care clinic, not an emergency room.

In an emergency, always seek medical care immediately. Go directly to the nearest ER or call 911.