You’re not alone if you have questions or concerns about vaccinations. But they’re designed to help prevent you from getting sick from common, and sometimes deadly, diseases. Humble Family Practice, with offices in Humble and Atascocita, Texas, can answer your questions and provide you with the necessary vaccinations so you get the most protection. To learn more, call the office or schedule an appointment using the online booking button.
A vaccination is a medical treatment aimed at protecting you from various diseases. It consists of a very small amount of a germ that is injected into your body. The germ triggers your body to create antibodies, which are proteins that fight off the germs and prevent you from getting sick.
In essence, a vaccination helps your body develop a stronger immune system so you’re protected from various diseases.
Because you’re being injected with a bacteria or virus, you may have concerns about safety when it comes to vaccinations. But vaccinations are very safe and effective.
Before vaccinations are offered to the general public, including children, they must undergo extensive testing for safety. Additionally, every batch is individually tested and monitored to ensure continued safety.
Thanks to advances in medicine, Humble Family Practice is able to offer a number of vaccinations to protect you from illness.
Some of the most common vaccinations include:
Vaccinations not only protect you from contracting a disease, but may also prevent other illnesses. For example, certain strains of HPV increase a woman’s risk of cervical cancer. Getting the HPV vaccine may help protect you from this common STD and cancer.
Vaccinations are often associated with children, but you may need boosters or additional vaccinations as an adult, too.
Humble Family Practice also offers school physicals, which includes the necessary vaccinations and paperwork that children need before they can start school.
The flu shot is a vaccination also offered at Humble Family Practice. Due to the variations in the flu strain, you need to get a flu shot every year. While you can get the flu anytime, your practitioner at Humble Family Practice recommends you get the flu shot in the fall to get the most protection.
Once injected with the flu vaccine, it takes your body about two weeks to create the antibodies for protection. While you can still get sick with the flu after your flu shot, the vaccine may help lessen your symptoms.
To update your vaccines or to get more information about the importance of vaccinations, call Humble Family Practice, or schedule an appointment using the online booking button.