Immunizations

Primary Care Walk-in Medical Clinic

Primary Care & Walk-In Clinic located in Gilbert, AZ & Fountain Hills, AZ

Immunizations aren’t just important when you’re a child, rather, they’re something you need to maintain throughout adulthood. If you or any member of your family is due for immunizations, the skilled practitioners at Primary Care Walk - In Medical Clinic can help. You can walk into the clinic locations in Gilbert or Fountain Hills, Arizona, during business hours, or you can book an immunization appointment online or over the phone.

Immunizations

Why do I need immunizations?

Immunizations can protect you from diseases that can spread easily and can become potentially deadly. It’s important for you to stay up to date with certain vaccines and vaccinations to enhance your immune system function if you:

  • Have a weakened immune system, possibly due to chronic disease
  • Are older (over 65) or younger (under age five)
  • Are getting ready to travel overseas
  • Are pregnant or breastfeeding

Children need several immunizations throughout their first few years of life. But some of these inoculations wear off as you get older. 

Which immunizations do I need?

The dedicated team at Primary Care Walk - In Medical Clinic helps you determine which immunizations you or your child may need, especially if you haven’t had updates in a while. Some of the most common types of immunizations include:

  • Diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (DTaP)
  • Measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR)
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV)
  • Hepatitis A and B
  • Pneumococcal 
  • Chickenpox 
  • Meningitis 
  • Shingles 
  • Influenza
  • Polio 

Some of these immunizations, as well as others, require boosters for maximum protection. In any case, the team at Primary Care Walk - In Medical Clinic keeps tabs on your immunization records and helps you determine which types of shots you or your child may need. 

How often should I get immunizations?

It just depends on your immunization history, age, and overall health. Some immunizations only require a single dose (or a couple of boosters), while others wear off after several years. Most series of childhood immunizations are completed by adolescence. 

As an adult, you generally need a flu shot every fall, as well as a tetanus shot every 10 years. Your physician at Primary Care Walk - In Medical Clinic may recommend additional injections, such as the shingles vaccine, later on in life.

It’s also important to check in at Primary Care Walk - In Medical Clinic before traveling to another country, especially if you’re going overseas. Your dedicated physician can make sure you’re up-to-date with all of your immunizations before your trip and administer any specialty vaccines you may need. 

You can receive all of the essential immunizations you need at Primary Care Walk - In Medical Clinic. Learn more by booking an exam online or over the phone today.