Vaccinations

Marsalis Avenue Urgent Care Clinic

Urgent Care located in Dallas, TX

Receiving routine vaccinations is one of the easiest ways to protect your health and the health of your loved ones. At Marsalis Avenue Urgent Care Clinic, our experienced medical team will provide vaccination services to individuals 13 years older and up. You can call us or schedule your appointment online today.

Vaccinations Q&A

What are vaccinations?

Vaccinations train your body’s immune system to identify and attack harmful invaders like bacteria, fungi, or viruses. 

When a vaccine enters your body, it teaches your immune system to create antibodies –– proteins that defend your cells from harmful pathogens. These antibodies find and eliminate these microscopic invaders, reducing your risk of serious complications, like hospitalization or death.

 

How do vaccinations work?

Vaccinations work by exposing your immune system to a safe version of a particular pathogen. This can occur in the form of:

  • A protein or sugar that comes from the pathogen
  • A dead or inactivated pathogen
  • A weakened pathogen
  • A toxin made by the pathogen

Most vaccinations are administered via injection, but some come in nasal spray form and are inhaled. 

 

Are vaccinations safe?

Vaccinations are safe and usually well-tolerated. Before they are approved, vaccinations undergo testing by regulatory bodies like the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 

After you get a vaccine, it is normal to experience mild side effects like swelling and pain at the injection site or achy muscles. Even so, these symptoms typically resolve within 24 hours.   If it is time to update your vaccination(s), you can call us or schedule your appointment online today.

 

What vaccinations might I need?

The experienced medical team at Marsalis Avenue Urgent Care Clinic administers vaccinations as needed or required. Following a review of your medical records and a physical exam, we may make recommendations that align with your needs.

 

What are some of the most common vaccinations?

The team at Marsalis Avenue Urgent Care Clinic offers vaccinations to individuals 13 years older and up. Some of the vaccinations include:

  • Hepatitis B vaccine
  • Hepatitis A vaccine
  • COVID-19 vaccine
  • Measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine
  • Influenza vaccine (flu shots)
  • Chickenpox vaccine
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine
  • Diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (DTaP) vaccine
  • Chickenpox
  • COVID-19
  • Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis (DTaP)
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
  • Influenza (Flu Shots)
  • Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR)
  • Pneumonia
  • Shingles