Your body has a natural ability to generate antibodies so that it can fight the disease, when you fall sick. These antibodies remain in your body even after you get well, and protect you from getting the same illness again. This is called immunity
Immunization is a way, which helps a person to develop immunity or resistance to infectious diseases. This is typically done by the administration of a vaccine. These vaccines stimulate the body’s own immune system in order to protect the person against subsequent infection or disease.
Immunization is a proven method to control and eliminate life-threatening infectious diseases. It is estimated that immunization prevents between 2 and 3 million deaths each year. Routine immunization includes, but not limited to:
- Hepatitis A and B
- Chickenpox (varicella)
- HPV vaccine
- Measles, mumps and rubella (MMR)
- Pneumococcal infections
- Tetanus toxoid, or tetanus/diphtheria, or tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis
Prompt Urgent Care offers a wide range of CDC-recommended immunizations for kids, children, adolescents, adults, and seniors. Vaccines, which are known to be very safe, help protect kids, children and adults against serious diseases. You must understand that all vaccines don’t provide lifelong immunity. You might need a booster dose to maintain immunity. Tetanus disease needs a booster dose every ten years to be guarded against this disease.
When you are visiting another country, you might need a vaccine. For Example: If you are traveling to parts of sub-Saharan Africa and tropical South America, you will need the yellow fever vaccination.
Want to know more about different vaccination programs, visit our walk-in clinic.