Vaccination Services in Fresno CA
Vaccines work by teaching the body’s immune system to identify and protect against harmful viruses or bacteria before getting an infection and minimizing the risk of contracting certain infectious diseases. Vaccinations are highly effective for preventing disease and are recommended for the health of patients of all ages. At Fresno Medical Center, Dr. Gurmej Dhillon, MD offers an array of immunizations for adults 5 days a week. For more information, contact us today or schedule an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 6069 N First St # 103, Fresno, CA 93710.
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Vaccinations are life-saving medical tools recommended and used for the prevention of dangerous and deadly diseases. Vaccines work by introducing controlled and weakened infections into the body, encouraging the immune system to create natural antibodies that will defend the body against possible future infections. Although individuals can be subject to complex vaccination schedules, immunization recommendations continue into adulthood to include an annual flu vaccination, periodic tetanus, and diphtheria vaccinations, varicella vaccinations, and other risk-based vaccines.
that immunizations have nearly or completely eradicated diseases in the U.S. that were once the cause of thousands of illnesses and many deaths every year? Nine diseases for which Americans are vaccinated are 98 – 100 percent less prevalent than they were before vaccines were made available for them. Other diseases, such as varicella and pertussis, have been suppressed to affect approximately 90 percent fewer people every year.
I am healthy. Do I need to be vaccinated?
Immunizations are highly effective for preventing disease and are recommended for the health of patients of all ages. You should follow the vaccine schedule as recommended, as well as additional vaccines recommended when traveling internationally. Failure to vaccinate puts you at risk for dangerous, yet preventable diseases.
Your doctor will ask you a series of questions about your health to ensure the safety of administering the vaccine(s). If you have a record of previous vaccines, be sure to bring it with you to your appointment. Many vaccines are administered in combinations to reduce the number of shots you will need at your appointment. As the vaccine is administered, your doctor will recommend relaxing muscles and taking deep breaths to minimize discomfort. You may need to remain in your doctor’s office for several minutes following the immunization(s) to ensure there are no adverse complications, such as dizziness or allergic reactions.
Everyone reacts differently to immunizations, and there can be some side effects associated with vaccines. However, most symptoms are normal and inconsequential. They may include a light fever or soreness at the injection site. Contact your doctor if you have questions about post-vaccination symptoms.
For more information, call us or schedule an appointment online. We serve patients from Fresno CA, West Park CA, Oleander CA, Lone Star CA, Burness CA, Locans CA, Mayfair CA, and Muscatel CA.
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