Our body’s immune system helps protect us against bacterium, viruses or other microorganisms better known as pathogens. Some pathogens can overwhelm our immune system, and when that happens, it can cause serious illnesses.
Problems arise when the body does not recognize a particular pathogen. Vaccination is one way to “guide and educate” the immune system to recognize and destroy the unknown pathogens.
Vaccinations are an essential form of prevention; that way, your body is prepared if you are ever exposed. Today, vaccinations have allowed us to control diseases, like measles, polio, tetanus and whooping cough that once upon a time, threaten millions of lives.
Vaccines are considered to be safe. They’re rigorously tested and go through many rounds of study, examination, and research before they’re used with the general public. Protection from some childhood vaccines can wear off over time. You may also be at risk for vaccine-preventable disease due to your age, job, lifestyle, travel, or health conditions.
All adults need immunizations to help them prevent getting and spreading serious diseases that could result in poor health, missed work, medical bills, and not being able to care for family.
Types of vaccinations available at our group of clinics, contact us for more information.
- Hepatitis B
- Rotavirus (RV)
- Diphtheria, tetanus, and whooping cough (DTaP)
- Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)
- Measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR)
- Hepatitis A
- Human papillomavirus (HPV)
- Meningococcal conjugate (MenACWY)
- Pneumococcal (PPSV23)
- Herpes zoster (Shingles—RZV formulation)