Wilshire Family Medicine Clinic
Family Medicine Physicians located in Burleson, TX
Protect yourself and your family by staying on schedule with immunizations. Wilshire Family Medicine Clinic in Burleson, Texas, offers all necessary immunizations to protect you from life-threatening conditions like whooping cough, mumps, and measles. The providers can administer all recommended childhood and adult immunizations. To schedule an immunization appointment, use the online booking feature or call the office directly today.
Immunizations Q & A
Why do I need immunizations?
Children receive several immunizations soon after birth because their immune system is still developing and they need the added protection against infectious diseases. These immunizations continue through young adulthood and include protection from diseases such as:
- Whooping cough
Adults may need certain maintenance immunizations as they age. Certain professions may also require additional immunizations; especially if you work in the health care industry or around children. Additional immunizations may also be important if you have chronic health conditions that weaken your immune system.
Wilshire Family Medicine Clinic also recommends both children and adults receive an annual flu vaccine.
What are the immunizations currently carried at the office?
- Prevnar 13
- Hep A. Hep B
- Varicella (Chicken Pox)
How do immunizations work?
Immunizations contain weakened or dead germs of specific diseases that helps your immune system produce necessary antibodies to fight the infection. After your immunization, your immune system starts to build immunity in the event you’re ever exposed to the disease.
Some immunizations, such as the vaccine for hepatitis B, require more than one injection spaced out over several months to ensure you’re fully protected.
Are immunizations safe?
Immunizations are both safe and effective at preventing serious health complications that can result from infectious disease. All vaccines are tested for safety and your doctor ensures that you and your children can tolerate the vaccines before administering them.
In some cases, allergies may prevent you from receiving certain immunizations. In these instances, your doctor can determine the best way to keep you healthy.
While there is a chance of mild side effects after receiving a vaccine, not being immunized puts you at risk for serious health complications that can prove fatal.
Are there side effects of immunizations?
It’s common for you or your child to have mild side effects following vaccination, including:
- Muscle aches
- Tenderness in the injection site
These symptoms resolve on their own within a few days. To keep you or your child comfortable, you can use over-the-counter pain relievers, drink plenty of fluids, and get some rest.
For questions about the safety of immunizations for yourself or your family, call Wilshire Family Medicine Clinic to make an appointment or schedule an appointment online today for a one-on-one consultation with your doctor.