It seems like only yesterday when kids were shouting with joy that school was out for the summer. It’s not time to go school supply shopping and get ready for back to school. With the start of a new school year, also comes the spread of bacteria and infections. Be prepared by getting your yearly immunizations and check-ups!

Some of the most common diseases for this time of year include the common cold, flu, stomach bugs, respiratory bugs and polio. Immunizations help your body recognize and fight germs and protect you each time you come in contact with someone who is sick with any of these diseases.
You can prevent the spread of infection and disease by getting immunizations at your nearest UAB Medical West Health Center. Residents of Bessemer, Hoover, McCalla and Vance all benefit from the convenience of UAB Medical West family practice and internal medicine health centers located in their neighborhoods. All of our health centers below offer expert care, close to home, and most offer same day appointments. You’ll be glad to start this new school year off healthy and happy!
UAB Medical West Health Center locations include:
Bessemer Health Center
1700 4th Ave N
Bessemer, AL 35020
Hueytown Health Center
3004 Allison Bonnett Memorial Drive
Hueytown, AL 35023
Parkwest Health Center
1179 Greenmor Drive
Bessemer, AL 35022
Tannehill Health Center
22720 Bucksville Road
McCalla, AL 35111
The Bessemer Clinic
927 Medical Ctr Drive
Bessemer, AL 35022
Trace Crossings Health Center
118 Mars Hill Road
Hoover, AL 35244
Vance Health Center
18704 Hwy 11 N
Vance, AL 35490
Call 996-WEST to schedule an appointment!