Vaccinations & Immunizations in Virginia Beach, VA
Vaccinations & Immunizations
Labs To Go provides first time, seasonal and booster immunizations. Most vaccines are administered at our Virginia Beach location. For mobile or group vaccinations, or special requests, please Contact Us.
Available in October for protection from influenza, or “the flu.” Getting an annual flu shot can reduce your chance of infection by 60 percent. This shot is recommended for everyone, but specifically for those with a weakened immune system or those that work with potential carriers. Get your shot early to improve your chances of avoiding flu symptoms, missed work and costly doctor bills.
Hepatitis B (Hep B)
The hepatitis B immunization is a series of three shots given over a six-month period. This immunization protects against hep B, which can cause serious and permanent liver damage. The hep B vaccine is safe for everyone and is specifically recommended for children. The shot series is only required once per lifetime.
The Tdap vaccine protects against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis, fighting bacteria that could cause these three illnesses. Tdap shots are recommended for anyone that has never had one, and then as a booster shot every ten years.
Also referred to as a PPD skin test, this shot screens for tuberculosis bacteria in the body. The TB screening can be given as a one step or two step test: first, the forearm is injected with a small amount of the tuberculin bacteria; next, the injection site and skin reaction is checked 48 to 72 hours later. Quantiferon TB Gold blood test is also available and recommended if your TB skin test usually test positive.
Note: Tuberculosis test results may come back negative if the bacteria have been in the body for less than one year. Results may require follow up.
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