WHAT ARE VACCINATIONS?
Vaccinations are safe, thoroughly tested, injectable shots that trigger the body to strengthen its own natural immune protection against diseases. At Concierge Medicine of Columbus, Dr. Linda Jill Moore and Dr. Ronald Hudson offer vaccinations against many common illnesses, including the meningitis vaccine, the HPV vaccine, hepatitis vaccines, flu shots, and the COVID-19 vaccine. Vaccines, when received regularly based on your doctor's recommendation, are effective at helping the body prepare to fight off viral and bacterial threats, lessening the effects of pathogens, and in some cases, providing immunity. Reach out to our Columbus, GA office to learn more.
Why Are Vaccinations Important?
Vaccinations are important for one crucial reason – they save lives. According to statistical models, between 2000 and 2019, vaccinations saved at least 37 million lives worldwide. Diseases like smallpox, polio, measles, and more that used to kill or cripple, have either been eradicated or controlled for the majority of the population with widespread vaccination. Children stand to benefit the most from regular vaccinations, with the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) saying that vaccinations are a safer choice for a child’s first exposure to disease than catching the disease and developing natural immunity. For adults, vaccinations are still important to boost immunity and reduce disease risks, especially for those who travel internationally.
Types of Vaccinations
We offer vaccinations for the following diseases, along with a number of others:
- Hepatitis A and B
- Influenza (flu)
- HPV (human papillomavirus)
Vaccines work by introducing tiny, harmless pieces of a virus or bacteria particle into the bloodstream, allowing the body to learn to recognize those components and develop antibodies to combat them. The vaccines offered at Concierge Medicine of Columbus have all been thoroughly tested and are safe for lessening and preventing disease.
At what age do children usually get their vaccinations?
You can view an easy-to-read chart from the Centers for Disease Control here, which gives a full vaccination schedule from birth to age 18.
Do vaccination shots hurt?
No, not generally. For most people receiving a vaccination, the shot isn’t painful, though some may experience some soreness and inflammation at the injection site for a couple of days afterward.
What are the most common side effects of the COVID-19 vaccination?
According to the Food and Drug Administration, the most common side effects of the various COVID-19 vaccines are:
- Pain at the injection site
- Fatigue or tiredness
- Joint pain
- Muscle pain
PROTECT YOUR HEALTH
Vaccinations are an important part of keeping your family safe and healthy. Doctors around the world recommend getting vaccinated for these preventable diseases via safe and trusted methods delivered by your local physician. Please reach out to ask more questions about vaccinations and how you can help keep your family well. At Concierge Medicine of Columbus, Dr. Linda Jill Moore and Dr. Ronald Hudson are here to help you navigate healthcare decisions in a trusted environment. With affordable, concierge healthcare services at a low annual cost, these vaccinations come at no extra cost to your family. Our Columbus, GA location is ready to serve you!
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