Many diseases that once ran rampant among the population are now extremely rare thanks to vaccinations. You and your loved ones can get the vaccines you need from the experienced team at Summit Health Family & Urgent Care in Sachse, Texas. They can help minimize your risk of illnesses like Covid-19, the flu, and chickenpox. Call the office or book a visit for yourself or your child online today.

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What are vaccinations?

Vaccination is the process of introducing a vaccine to your immune system so it learns to fight a particular infection when you encounter it in the world. Various viruses and bacteria have the potential to make you very sick, but after vaccination, your body is better able to get the infection under control. In some cases, vaccinations can prevent the corresponding illness altogether.

Current vaccines can protect you from illnesses like:

  • Chickenpox
  • Covid-19
  • Flu
  • Polio
  • Meningitis
  • Measles
  • Hepatitis A and B

At Summit Health Family & Urgent Care, you and your loved ones can stay up-to-date on your vaccine requirements. Every vaccine involves a brief shot, usually in the arm, and is done in a matter of minutes. While most vaccines have one or two doses, you can get a flu vaccine every year because the formula changes according to active strains.

Which types of vaccinations are available?

There are three categories of vaccinations available at Summit Health Family & Urgent Care. You can trust the team for:

Childhood vaccinations

Many vaccines today are available for infants and small children and are effective for the rest of their lives.

Adult vaccinations

Adult vaccinations are vaccines you get after you turn 18. Some examples are the yearly flu shot and the Covid-19 vaccine.

Travel vaccinations

You may need additional vaccinations before you travel abroad (depending on the region you’re visiting). They can reduce your risk for region-specific illnesses like yellow fever, cholera, and typhoid.

Why are vaccinations important?

Vaccines can protect you as an individual, but they’re also important for the general public. The greater percentage of a population is vaccinated, the less likely an illness is to spread within that population. This phenomenon offers protection for individuals who aren’t vaccinated or can’t get vaccinated because they’re immunocompromised.

Some organizations require you to show your vaccine records to indicate that you can safely participate in certain activities or work in certain positions. You should keep records of your vaccinations in a handy place where you can easily access them.

To find out which vaccinations you and your family members need, call Summit Health Family & Urgent Care or book your appointment online today.