Vaccinations Specialist

Irvine Family Care

Aesthetics & Family Medicine located in Irvine, CA

With viruses all around, vaccines are a crucial defense in keeping you healthy. They prepare the body to fight against certain diseases and infections, such as influenza and measles. At Irvine Family Care in Irvine, California, Janet Goodfellow, MD, Sheryl Long, MD, and Ronald Young, MD, administer a wide range of vaccines that can keep you and your family healthy. To get the vaccines you need, book an appointment over the phone today.

Vaccines

Irvine Family Care

What is a vaccine?

A vaccine typically consists of a weakened or killed form of an organism. With a flu vaccine, for example, the vaccine is made of a very weak form of the virus. Vaccines are designed to build up antibodies in your system, so when you come in contact with the organism at full strength, you will be able to fight it off.

Your doctor administers vaccines through injections. Vaccines are highly effective, and the ones your doctor will give you have been tested and approved by the FDA.

What diseases should I get vaccinated for?

Children and adults need to stay up to date with their vaccinations. Influenza vaccinations should be gotten at least once a year because new strains keep coming out. Men and women should generally get vaccinated for:

  • Influenza
  • Tetanus
  • Whooping cough
  • Shingles
  • Hepatitis B

Children should generally get vaccinated for:

  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis A
  • Rotavirus
  • Diphtheria
  • Tetanus
  • Influenza
  • Pneumococcal conjugate
  • Inactivated poliovirus
  • Measles, mumps, and rubella
  • Meningococcal B
  • Varicella
  • Human Papillomavirus

To determine which vaccines your family needs, talk with a doctor at Irvine Family Care.

Do I have to get vaccinated?

Vaccinations are essential in order to keep your body protected. Vaccinations can help your body fight off seasonal illnesses and also help your body fight more severe diseases, such as hepatitis B. Furthermore, vaccinations will not only help you fight off diseases, they will help prevent you from spreading diseases to your loved ones.

Getting vaccinated is generally required for children who are in grade school, and many colleges request that students get vaccinated before they enter. Healthcare professionals are also required to get vaccinated.

If you need expert care from doctors you can trust, please call to book an appointment today with Irvine Family Care.