Why Vaccinations are Important
According to the CDC, vaccines can lower your chance of getting certain diseases. Vaccinations are essential to children, as well as adults, because they protect you against infections and diseases. Vaccines work with your body’s natural defenses to help you safely develop immunity to disease. This in turn, lowers your chances of getting certain diseases and suffering from their complications. For instance, Hepatitis B vaccine lowers your risk of liver cancer. The HPV vaccine reduces your risk of cervical cancer. The flu vaccine lowers your risk for flu-related complications such as a heart attack.
How Vaccines Work
If and when germs enter your body, they attack your immune system and grow in size. Your immune system has to work hard to fight off the growth of the infection.
Vaccines play a huge part in building immunity to such infections. When you receive a vaccine, it triggers an immune response and causes the body to react in the same way it would to a real infection. This creates a memory and allows the body to recognize and fight it if you were to get infected in the future.
We Provide the following vaccines:
- Travel vaccines
- Measles, Mumps and Rubella
- All recommended childhood vaccines
Getting a vaccine could result in minor symptoms, such as a fever, to occur. This is normal as your body is building immunity. Prior to receiving a vaccine, your provider will go over the details with you on what the vaccine is for, symptoms that may appear and answer your questions. There are some vaccines that require more than one dose. If that’s the case, we will work with you on the immunization schedule.
If you need to get up to date on your vaccines, please call to schedule an appointment or walk-in at your convenience.