Vaccinations

Vaccinations

Vaccinations serve as one of the most effective methods of preventing diseases and infections. Vaccinations supplement your immune system with additional resistance against common diseases. There are various types of vaccinations, each treatment addresses a specific disease. The problems treated include HPV, meningitis, polio, shingles, hepatitis, rabies, and more.

The human papilloma virus acts as a catalyst for the development of cervical cancer, genital warts, and other types of cancer. HPV vaccines were developed to treat two types of HPV, which consist of HPV-16 and HPV-17. They also protect against cancers associated with lesions of the cervix.

Chickenpox is a common disease affecting young people and can be treated with varicella vaccine. The medicine treats not only chickenpox, but other diseases such as herpes zoster (shingles), postherpetic neuralgia, Ramsay Hunt syndrome, and more. The varicella vaccine administers a live virus that protects against chickenpox by reducing the number of varicella zoster viruses in the body.

For patients experiencing meningitis, meningococcal vaccine is available to help patients treat these problems. The vaccine grants immunity to meningitis and a number of different vaccinations were developed to treat various strains of the disease.

The vaccinations we perform include:

• Polio Vaccine
• Shingles Vaccine
• DTAP Vaccination
• Hepatitis B
• HPV Vaccine
• MMR Vaccine
• Pneumonia Vaccination
• Rubella Vaccination
• Tdap Vaccination
• Yellow Fever
• Chickenpox Vaccination
• Hepatitis A
• Rabbis

Hepatitis B vaccines are produced synthetically and do not utilize blood products. They have been available for almost 30 years and are recommended for infants and children up to 18 years old. Hepatitis A affects the liver and is spread through the ingestion of contaminated food or water. Immunization efforts involve a double dose of inactivated hepatitis A vaccine.

Vaccine for rabies is provided to patients with a high risk of exposure, including veterinarians, animal keepers, lab workers, and rabies biologics production workers. The schedule for vaccination is three doses, the second is performed seven days after the first one, and the final dose is provided 21-28 days after the first.