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Vaccinations

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Family Medical Doctors

Internal Medicine & Primary Care Practice located in New Port Richey, FL

Many adults don’t keep up with vaccinations, opening the door to contagious diseases that can cause serious complications. And if that’s not enough to motivate you, consider this: Vaccinations can help protect you from heart disease. The team at Family Medical Doctors in Trinity, Florida, recommends vaccination needed by adults, based on guidelines from United States Preventive Services Task Force. To learn more about adult vaccinations, call the office or book an appointment online.

Vaccinations Q & A

How do vaccinations protect me from disease?

After you get a vaccination, your immune system produces antibodies against the bacteria or virus. When you’re exposed to the disease in the future, the antibodies identify the invading microorganism and eliminate or neutralize it. As a result, you don’t get sick.

Everyone needs vaccines to prevent contagious diseases because these illnesses haven’t been eliminated. Contagious diseases only stay under control when enough people keep up to date with their shots.

Why do adults need vaccinations?

Adults often need vaccinations because:

  • They need protection from a new disease
  • Their childhood vaccination wore off
  • The vaccine formula has changed since childhood
  • New vaccines have been developed

Your immune system gets weaker as you get older or if you have certain chronic health condions, with up to date vaccinations you are less likely to get a contagious disease and less chance of serious complications.

What types of vaccinations do adults need?

After reviewing your vaccination history, your provider at Family Medical Doctors determines the shots you need based on your age and overall health.

Adults need vaccinations to protect against:

  • Seasonal flu
  • COVID-19
  • Shingles
  • Pneumonia
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Chickenpox
  • Meningococcal disease
  • Tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis

To learn if you’re due for a vaccination, call Family Medical Doctors or schedule an appointment online.

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