IMMUNIZATIONS - Get Ready for Back to School

With school starting back up soon, we wanted to share with our patients and followers some things about immunizations and how to be ready for back to school. 

IMMUNIZATIONS

Immunizations have had an enormous impact on improving health in children. Most parents today have not seen the consequences that vaccine-preventable diseases have on a child, a family, or community. While most of these diseases are not common in the United States, they do exist around the world. It is important to be educated and know how to protect our children with vaccines because of outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases like mumps, pertussis, and measles. They can all occur in the U.S.

VACCINATIONS

Vaccination is one of the best ways parents can protect infants, children and teens from potentially harmful diseases. Vaccine-preventable diseases can be very serious, may require hospitalization, or even be deadly – especially in infants and young children.

Follow this link below to learn how to protect your children based on their given age. Learn about check ups, importance of vaccination protection, baby's first shots, and more.

https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/protecting-children/index.html

VACCINE INFORMATION FOR ADULTS

Even adults need to be up to date on vaccines throughout their life. Adults need to keep up their vaccinations because immunity from childhood vaccines can wear off over time. You are also at risk for different diseases as an adult. Vaccinations are one of the most convenient and safest preventive care measures available. Adults should have the Influenza (flu) vaccine every year. You may need other vaccines based on your age, health conditions, job, or lifestyle. Learn more about vaccines in the link below and find out which ones are right for you.

https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/adults/rec-vac/index.html

FACTS FOR PARENTS: DISEASES & THE VACCINES THAT PREVENT THEM

Below is a list of diseases and the vaccines that prevent them. Simply click on the disease you would like to learn more about and follow the link to the CDC website.

WHAT VISTA HEALTHCARE OFFERS

In our facility, we offer immunizations and vaccines. Most immunizations are FREE with no insurance, but there is an injection fee. Offer is for Infants-18. If you have any questions regarding immunizations or vaccines, please call our office or stop by for a walk-in appointment. We are happy to assist you.