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22175 US-72, Athens, AL 3561322175 US-72
Open until 5:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
4.85(1.3k reviews)
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Huntsville Hospital Urgent Care, Athens - 22175 US-72
Struggled through the night with issues with my right eye, was able to book an appointment for early that morning. Staff was helpful when I arrived, fairly quick visit. Care was top notch, options were offered, which is greatly appreciated. Would absolutely recommend this provider.

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300 Hughes Rd, Madison, AL 35758300 Hughes Rd
Open until 5:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
4.65(5.9k reviews)
Huntsville Hospital Urgent Care, Madison (AL) - 300 Hughes Rd
Medieval practice here. We should totally let kids stay sick and miss days of schools. Treat parents as stupid because they want the best results and shortest sick time. I know more then parent because I am a Nurse Practitioner and parents are stupid. This is how the Nurse Practitioner treated me. I have Never been so looked down on. Such a condescending attitude from Nurse Practitioner.

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14451 Hwy. 231, Hazel Green, AL 3575014451 Hwy. 231
Open until 5:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
4.82(1.9k reviews)
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Huntsville Hospital Urgent Care, Hazel Green - 14451 Hwy. 231
The  np on call was wonderful and caring. Wait time was not bad at all. Bedside manner was great.

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1115 Beltline Rd SE, Decatur, AL 356011115 Beltline Rd SE
Open until 5:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
4.8(5.5k reviews)
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Huntsville Hospital Urgent Care, Decatur - 1115 Beltline Rd SE, Decatur
Had an ongoing respiratory problem and stopped by without an appointment.  Quick checkin and saw a nurse.  Doctor examined me and got a shot and a prescription.  Thanks.

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900 Bob Wallace Ave SW, Huntsville, AL 35801900 Bob Wallace Ave SW
Open until 5:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
4.68(7.3k reviews)
Huntsville Hospital Urgent Care, Huntsville - 900 Bob Wallace Ave SW, Huntsville
I was able to book an appointment the same day within 2hrs. There wasn't a long wait time upon my arrival. The staff was professional and my nurse Champagne was very welcoming. She made it a pleasure to visit and was very informative of my services. I would definitely choose this location for any future needs! My provider was also just as great.

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7216 Bailey Cove Rd SE, Huntsville, AL 358027216 Bailey Cove Rd SE
Open until 5:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
4.73(3.1k reviews)
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Huntsville Hospital Urgent Care, Bailey Cove - 7216 Bailey Cove Rd SE
Couldn’t sleep due pains in my feet and extremely annoying itching to my feet and ankles. After nurse practitioner looked me over, prescribed meds - which were ready at the pharmacy when I left Urgent Care - once I started to take meds as prescribed I feel so much better. Pains gone and itching has lessened. Thank you to Huntsville Hospital Urgent Care staff.  Highly recommend them!

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25900 Penny Ln, Ardmore, TN 3844925900 Penny Ln
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203 N Malone St, Athens, AL 35611203 N Malone St
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  • Mon10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Tue10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Wed10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Thu10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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7583 Wall Triana Hwy, Meridianville, AL 357577583 Wall Triana Hwy
Open until 5:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
2.0(7 reviews)
Urgent Medcare, Madison - 7583 Wall Triana Hwy, Meridianville
Great experience, in and out in about an hour!😍🤗😍🤗
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2473 Carter Grove Rd, Hazel Green, AL 357502473 Carter Grove Rd
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30694 US-72, Madison, AL 3575630694 US-72
Open until 5:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
1.0(2 reviews)
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8375 Hwy 72 W, Madison, AL 357588375 Hwy 72 W
2.0(1 reviews)
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7559 Hwy 72 W, Madison, AL 357587559 Hwy 72 W
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
4.1(470 reviews)
AFC Urgent Care, Madison - 7559 Hwy 72 W, Madison
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1414 W College St, Pulaski, TN 384781414 W College St
Open until 5:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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  • Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
3.0(2 reviews)
Fast Pace Health, Pulaski - 1414 W College St, Pulaski
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16023 US-72, Rogersville, AL 3565216023 US-72
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101 Ivory Pl, Madison, AL 35758101 Ivory Pl
Open until 6:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Sun 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
4.0(26 reviews)
We moved from another state to Alabama (which is scary when you don't know anyone or where to be seen) I made a new paitent appointment in April at a primary care Dr. and could not be seen until mid July. This was the only place that everyone from staff to the Dr. actually listened to what was going on, talked to me like a normal person, were super nice about everything and were quick about getting me in and out with the prescriptions needed. Thank y'all so much for everything you did for me both times I went!!!
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4820 University Dr NW, Huntsville, AL 358164820 University Dr NW
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501 Wynn Dr NW, Huntsville, AL 35816501 Wynn Dr NW
Open until 5:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
5.0(1 reviews)
This clinic has shorter than average waiting periods

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Fantastic doctor and staff.
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15330 US-231, Hazel Green, AL 3575015330 US-231
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  • Mon 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
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  • Thu 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Fri 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
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2893 Huntsville Hwy, Fayetteville, TN 373342893 Huntsville Hwy
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  • Sat 8:00 am - 11:30 am
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2.33(3 reviews)
Excellent. Short wait. Nice Nurses and sharp Dr. Could have done a little better explaining diagnosis.
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Elkmont Shingles Vaccine

The shingles vaccine can help reduce your risk of getting shingles and related complications, such as long-term nerve discomfort. Knowing more about this vaccine and what it can do for you and your family will help you make better health decisions for yourself and your family.

About the shingles

Shingles is a painful, blistering skin rash caused by the varicella-zoster virus. According to the National Library of Medicine, the varicella-zoster virus is the same virus that causes chickenpox (NLM).

Your body goes into dormancy once you've experienced chickenpox. According to the National Library of Medicine, the chickenpox virus can reactivate and produce shingles if it does so several years later.

According to the National Library of Medicine, people over 60 who had chickenpox before the age of 12 months are most likely to develop shingles. You may be more susceptible to shingles if your immune system has been weakened by illness or medicines.

Shingles Symptoms

According to the National Library of Medicine, the main symptom of shingles is a painful skin rash that starts on the spine and wraps around to the front of the chest or abdomen. Some people may develop rashes around their eyes, lips, and ears, according to the National Library of Medicine.

Before rashes appear, pain, tingling, and burning on one side of the body are common symptoms, according to the National Library of Medicine. Following these feelings, red skin patches and little blisters appear, which rupture open to form small, dry, crusty sores. Shingles sores usually heal in two to three weeks with no scarring.

According to the National Library of Medicine, other shingles symptoms include:

  • Fever and chills
  • Headache
  • Malaise
  • Joint pain
  • Muscle weakness
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Drooping eyelid
  • Hearing loss
  • Vision problems
  • Taste problems

How to contract the shingles

The varicella-zoster virus reactivates in your body after you've had chickenpox, resulting in shingles. According to the CDC, you cannot receive shingles from someone else who has it. Chickenpox can, however, be contracted from someone who has shingles, increasing your chances of developing shingles later.

According to the National Library of Medicine, no one knows why the varicella-zoster virus suddenly becomes active again years later. According to the findings, many people who had mild cases of chickenpox are unaware they even had the virus in the first place.

What vaccines can help prevent shingles?

Two doses of the Shingrix shingles vaccination can prevent shingles. The Shingrix vaccine, according to the CDC, can also reduce your risk of shingles complications. According to the business, this shingles shot, which is given in the upper arm, is more than 90% effective in preventing shingles in people 50 and older with a good immune system.

Should I get the shingles vaccine?

The CDC recommends shingles immunization for adults aged 50 and up, as well as those aged 19 and up, who have compromised immune systems as a result of disease or pharmaceutical therapy. It also recommends having the shingles vaccination if you've had shingles and/or chickenpox in the past, as well as if you've had another shingles vaccine called Zostavax, which is no longer available in the United States.

What are the side effects?

The shingles vaccine, according to the CDC, can induce temporary side effects that make it difficult to accomplish ordinary tasks for two to three days.

The following are some of the possible shingles vaccine side effects:

  • Sore arm with mild to moderate pain
  • Redness and swelling at the injection site
  • Tiredness
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Fever and chills
  • Stomach pain
  • Nausea

According to the CDC, side effects are more common in younger people, and you may have a reaction to the shingles injection after both doses. It is recommended that you take over-the-counter pain medicines such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen if you experience side effects after getting the shingles vaccine.

According to the CDC, another possible side effect of the shingles vaccine is Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS). GBS is a rare but dangerous illness in which your immune system targets the peripheral neurological system, which controls the nerves in your brain and spinal cord, according to the National Library of Medicine.

Can I get a shingles vaccine if I’m younger than 50?

According to the CDC, you should only get the shingles vaccine if you are at least 19 years old and have a weakened immune system due to disease or medications used to treat a disease if you are under 50 years old and have a weakened immune system due to disease or medications used to treat a disease. Consult your health-care professional if you have any concerns.

Will Medicare or my health insurance pay for a shingles vaccine?

The shingles vaccine is covered by most Medicare prescription drug plans, such as Part D, but not by Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance) or Medicare Part B, according to Medicare.gov (Medical Insurance). Your health insurance plan may or may not cover the shingles vaccine, depending on the type of policy you have. To see if the shingles vaccine is covered under your plan, contact Medicare or your health insurance provider.

Shingles Vaccine FAQs

  • Where can I get a shingles vaccine in Elkmont?

    In general, shingles vaccines will be available at Elkmont-area urgent care centers, retail clinics, primary care doctor offices and local pharmacies. While walk-in appointments are typically available, booking a visit online will reduce your wait time and ensure you protect yourself from shingles faster.

  • How can I book a shingles vaccine in Elkmont?

    Regardless of the kind of vaccination you are seeking, Solv can help you book an appointment. Simply search for Elkmont-area doctors, find a provider, and book the most convenient time for you. Be sure to include “shingles vaccine” or “vaccine consultation” as your reason for visit, and bring any relevant travel plans and previous immunization records.

  • Can I make a same-day appointment for a shingles vaccine in Elkmont?

    Same-day and next-day appointments for shingles vaccines or consultations can easily be booked directly through Solv. Simply search for Elkmont-area doctors, find a provider, and book an appointment as soon as today.

  • How do I find the top-rated vaccination specialists in Elkmont?

    Solv gathers reviews, ratings, and other data on Elkmont-area vaccination specialists to ensure the clinics provided meet our standards. Search for a shingles vaccine provider, see what previous patients think, and book an appointment with a top-rated doctor today!

  • Who should get a shingles vaccine?

    You should get the shingles vaccine if you are at high risk for getting it or if you are experiencing symptoms. It is recommended that individuals 60 and older get the shingles vaccine, as this is when the risk of contraction is high. Even if you have previously contracted shingles, you should get the vaccine to prevent or mitigate future cases. The shingles vaccine is not recommended by the CDC for anyone younger than 60 because it has not yet been thoroughly studied in those age groups.

  • How much does a shingles vaccine cost in Elkmont?

    Without insurance, a shingles vaccine and the consultation generally preceding it can cost anywhere from $200 to $250.

  • Is a shingles vaccine covered by my insurance?

    All Medicare part D and most private health insurance plans cover the shingles vaccine. Typically, you will have to cover a co-payment for the consultation and, in some cases, the vaccine itself.

  • How well does the shingles vaccine work?

    The shingles vaccine, according to the CDC, is 97 percent effective in preventing shingles in people aged 50 to 69 who have a strong immune system, and 91 percent effective in people aged 70 and up who have a weak immune system. It goes on to claim that in people with weakened immune systems, the shingles vaccine is 68 percent to 91 percent effective in preventing shingles. According to the CDC, the Shingrix vaccine is 91 percent effective in preventing long-term nerve damage from shingles in people 50 years and older, and 89 percent effective in adults 70 years and older.

  • How often do you need to get the shingles vaccine?

    The CDC recommends that people over 50 receive just two doses of the shingles vaccination, separated by two to six months. Adults aged 19 and above with a weakened immune system should have a second dose of the shingles vaccine one to two months after the first.

  • How long after the shingles vaccine are you contagious?

    According to the CDC, shingles is a contagious virus that only infects those who have already had chickenpox. The CDC recommends getting the shingles vaccination even if you've already had chickenpox.

Sources

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  1. Shingles (February 4, 2022)
    https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/000858.htm
  2. Shingles (Herpes Zoster) Transmission (July 1, 2019)
    https://www.cdc.gov/shingles/about/transmission.html
  3. What Everyone Should Know about the Shingles Vaccine (Shingrix) (January 24, 2022)
    https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd/shingles/public/shingrix/index.html
  4. Guillain-Barre Syndrome (November 26, 2021)
    https://medlineplus.gov/guillainbarresyndrome.html
  5. Shingles shots
    https://www.medicare.gov/coverage/shingles-shots
  6. Frequently Asked Questions About Shingrix (January 24, 2022)
    https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd/shingles/hcp/shingrix/faqs.html

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