Urgent Care, Walk-In Clinic & Primary Care Providers located in Fort Lauderdale, FL


Vaccinations help you and your family stay healthy year-round and prevent the spread of many dangerous diseases. Plantation Urgent Care Center offers several vaccines for patients of all ages in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Whether you’re looking for a seasonal vaccine, need one before traveling, or want your child to stay up-to-date, use the convenient walk-in service today, or schedule a vaccination online or by phone. 

Vaccinations Q & A

What are vaccinations?

Vaccinations are safe and effective options that boost your immunity against specific infectious illnesses. 

Vaccines contain inactive or weakened viruses or bacteria or proteins from disease-causing viruses or bacteria. When administered, they teach your immune system to recognize and fight them, which helps you avoid you becoming ill.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides a child and adolescent vaccination schedule. It is the recommended vaccination schedule for children 18 or younger. The CDC also offers a schedule for adults over 19. 

What are the benefits of vaccinations? 

Vaccinations are helpful for people of all ages but are especially important for children. As soon as your child is born, they’ll receive their first immunizations and vaccinations. These shots prepare their body’s immune system for future exposure to viruses or bacteria, keeping them safe. 

Vaccinations are also a convenient preventive measure that helps avoid costly or extensive doctor or hospital visits that could occur if you or your child contracts a disease. They also help you and your family avoid any long-term complications from an infection or disease. 

Herd immunity occurs when a large portion of the population receives a particular vaccine. This phenomenon protects the community, including members who aren’t able to receive a vaccination.

Vaccines have nearly eradicated several diseases that were once common.

What vaccinations do you offer?

Plantation Urgent Care Center offers the latest vaccines, including: 

  • Flu 
  • COVID-19
  • Shingles 
  • Pneumonia 
  • Hepatitis B 
  • Hepatitis A 
  • HPV (human papillomavirus) 
  • Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, and whooping cough)
  • RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) 
  • Polio
  • Meningitis
  • MMR (measles, mumps, rubella)
  • Varicella (chickenpox)
  • Tuberculin PPD (purified protein derivative)
  • Rabies 

If you plan on traveling to an area where typhoid infections are an issue, a typhoid vaccination can help protect you from typhoid fever. 

Certain vaccines may require several doses (booster shots) over time to maintain ongoing immunity against a disease. You may need only 1-2 doses of specific vaccines to maintain their effectiveness throughout your lifetime. 

Your provider helps you understand how many vaccinations you need and how often. 

They can also offer you a vaccination information sheet. This is helpful for parents who want to learn about the benefits and risks of vaccines, along with the potential consequences of not vaccinating their children against certain diseases.

To receive a vaccination, walk in to Plantation Urgent Care Center, or book an appointment online or by phone.