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Immunizations/Vaccines

Immunizations/Vaccines

Immunizations/Vaccines services offered in Cookeville, Gainesboro, Crossville and Sparta, TN

Vaccination is perhaps the most cost-effective way of preventing some of the world’s nastiest infectious diseases. Being fully vaccinated is vital to keeping both you and those around you healthy. Contact the Cookeville Medical Clinic RHC if you're missing vaccinations. Their team can put you on a vaccination schedule to help prevent a significant illness. With four locations in Cookeville, Gainesboro, Crossville, and Sparta, Tennessee, call the office nearest you or request an appointment online today.

Immunizations/Vaccines Q & A

How does vaccination work?

Vaccination is usually administered as a shot and protects you from infectious diseases.

They work by introducing a small amount of the weakened organism that causes the disease into your system. While this isn’t enough to infect you, it’s enough to cause your body to create antibodies that know when and how to attack the diseases. That process is called immunization.

Common vaccinations include:

  • Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (DTaP)
  • Polio (IPV)
  • Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR)
  • Chickenpox (Varicella)
  • Hepatitis A and B

While there’s a possibility you may still get a disease if you’re infected, the likelihood that it is less severe is high.

What if I don’t get vaccinated?

Not getting vaccinated can put you and everyone else around you at risk. Those who are vaccinated are protected from the disease and from spreading it. Vaccination reduces the spread of illness across immunized populations.

Vaccination offers seniors, adults, teens, and children the following benefits:

  • Protect against dangerous diseases
  • Reduce the spread of disease
  • Are more cost-effective than being treated for a disease
  • Have very low instances of side effects

Most importantly if enough people are not vaccinated, certain seemingly extinct diseases, such as measles, may become more widespread.

Because it’s possible to contract different diseases depending on where you are in the world, you may need additional vaccinations before travel. Schedule an appointment at Cookeville Medical Clinic RHC before leaving the country to ensure you’re not at risk.

Is vaccination safe?

Vaccination is safe and generally well-tolerated by most people. It is an incredibly effective method to safeguard your health.

Vaccines are held to the highest standard of safety. They aren't legalized until they undergo years of study. Even after becoming legal, they're constantly monitored for efficacy. In fact, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) constantly works to make vaccinations even safer.

In most cases, someone who gets a vaccine experiences no side effects. However, some people can experience fever or soreness at the injection site. It’s also possible, though unlikely, to have an allergic reaction to a vaccine.

Call the Cookeville Medical Clinic RHC  office to schedule your vaccination appointment or request one online today.

BENEFITS OF USING OUR PHARMACY IN COOKEVILLE

DELIVERY


With a valid prescription, we can deliver your medications directly to your door in Putnam County. Delivery requests can be made by calling in or downloading our mobile apps. We can deliver on the same day of your request if it is made by noon.

COUNSELING


We strive to ensure our patients have accurate medication instructions. You can feel free to ask a pharmacist when you pick up your medications or schedule an appointment with one at your earliest convenience.

VACCINES


In addition to flu shots, we also offer vaccinations for Pneumonia, Shingles, Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), and Meningitis. We accept walk-ins, but we can also make an appointment for you if you’d prefer.

INSURANCE


We accept most insurances and assist Medicare customers in picking a plan that best meets their needs. Feel free to request a Medicare plan evaluation with our staff.

REFILLS


We’ve made prescription refills even more convenient. Just download our mobile app and request a delivery.

OUR EXPERIENCED PHARMACY TEAM


• Irina Arany, RPH
• Sabra Rinio, RPh
• Kacie Shipley, CPhT
• Dawn Waller, CPhT

PHARMACY HOURS


Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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COST EFFECTIVE

• Competitive cash prices
• Care Credit Accepted
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VIP REWARDS

• Loyalty Program
• Free Vitamin Program
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REFER A FRIEND

• Pharmacy Loyalty Credit
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PRESCRIPTION CLUB

• Generic prescriptions available - varying monthly
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