Tdap Vaccine in Boiling Springs, SC
AFC Urgent Care Located at 2746 Boiling Springs Rd Boiling Springs, SC 29316 is Open 8AM-8PM Monday to Friday and 8AM-5PM Saturday and Sunday. We are a Tdap (Tetanus Diphtheria Pertussis Whooping Cough) Vaccine Walk-in Clinic. Walk in or Call (864) 626-5022.
As a parent, making sure that your child is on top of their Tdap (Tetanus Diphtheria Pertussis Whooping Cough) vaccinations can be a task that is easy to forget and difficult to schedule with a medical provider. Most families opt to make an appointment weeks or months in advance with a primary care physician, which can be stressful for busy families with schedules that change last minute. At AFC Urgent Care in Boiling Springs, our urgent care clinic offers the time-saving alternative of walk in medical services at a centrally located clinic in Boiling Springs. We know how bothersome it can be to schedule a vaccination appointment far in advance or wait in line for hours to receive a last minute vaccination, which is why our team of medical professionals offer walk in Tdap vaccinations. AFC Urgent Care location in Boiling Springs is open during flexible hours every day of the week for families with busy schedules, and offers comprehensive urgent care services to every member of the family. We are open Monday through Friday from 8am to 8pm, and Saturday through Sunday from 8am to 5pm.
The Tdap vaccine protects against three diseases- tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (also known as whooping cough). The vaccine is required by many schools and workplaces, and is often administered to children at ages 11 or 12. However, if a child has not been given the Tdap vaccine at these ages, then it can be administered for people of any age as soon as possible. Here is a bit more information about each of the illnesses that Tdap protects against:
- Tetanus: Also known as lockjaw, tetanus is rare in the US but does occur occasionally. The bacterial disease causes muscles to tighten and stiffen all over the body, and can be fatal even after medical care is administered.
- Diphtheria: This bacterial disease causes a thick coat to form in the throat, which can eventually lead to breathing problems, cardiac issues, paralysis and death.
- Pertussis: More commonly known as whooping cough, pertussis leads to intense coughing spells, which can lead to vomiting and loss of sleep. While the illness is not usually fatal, it can be extremely detrimental to a child’s health.
The Tdap vaccine protects against all of these bacterial illnesses, and is the most effective way to stay in good health over your lifetime. If you would like to learn more about the Tdap vaccine or bring a loved one in to receive it today, please walk into AFC Urgent Care Boiling Springs today for fast and effective vaccinations. We are open every day of the week and promise friendly and top quality urgent care services at our walk in clinic. Our entire team hopes to help you and your family stay in great health soon!