Immunizations are one of the greatest advancements in modern medicine, preventing disease and helping keep you healthy. Germantown Pediatric and Family Medicine LLC provides all of the recommended immunizations for their pediatric, adult, and geriatric patients. To update your immunizations, call the office in Germantown, Tennessee, or schedule an appointment online today.
Immunizations refer to your body’s ability to develop an immunity to contagious diseases by getting vaccines. Immunization is also known as vaccination.
A vaccine contains a weakened or dead germ or unique parts of a germ. When injected into your body, your immune system recognizes the germ as a foreign substance and develops antibodies to fight against it.
Vaccines build up your immune system’s defense mechanism against germs without ever making you sick.
Germantown Pediatric and Family Medicine LLC believes in the effectiveness of vaccines at preventing serious illness, promoting health and wellness, and saving lives.
The practice provides all of the immunizations recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Immunizations are safe. Germantown Pediatric and Family Medicine LLC understands many parents have concerns about immunizations because of the belief that it causes autism or developmental disabilities.
However, all available data, scientific literature, and current studies indicate there’s no link between vaccinations and autism.
Vaccines undergo years of testing and research before they’re made available to the public, including children.
Germantown Pediatric and Family Medicine LLC believes immunizations are the single-most-important health-promoting intervention they perform.
Though immunizations are safe, it’s not uncommon to develop side effects following the injection. These side effects may include pain, redness, and swelling at the site of the injection, fever, or body aches. However, these side effects resolve quickly.
Germantown Pediatric and Family Medicine LLC provides immunizations as recommended by the CDC. Your age determines when you need immunizations.
Most children receive the recommended vaccines by age 12, and then receive booster vaccinations thereafter. Types of immunizations given to infants, children, and teens include:
Children and teens may also receive vaccinations for pneumonia and meningitis.
Adults receive booster immunizations and additional vaccinations based on age, including vaccinations for shingles and pneumonia.
Though most vaccines provide immunity for years, you need to get the flu vaccine every year. This is because the virus that causes the flu adapts and changes every year, so the vaccine needs to adapt and change with the virus to provide the best protection.
Immunizations promote health and well-being. To schedule your vaccinations, call Germantown Pediatric and Family Medicine LLC or book online today.