Immunization and Vaccination Clinic Q&A
Mesquite Medical Clinic specializes in providing premium healthcare with our immunization and vaccination services! For more information, call us today or book an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 5115 N Galloway Ave #203 Mesquite TX 75150.
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Why are vaccinations important?
What are the types of vaccinations?
How does immunization work?
Where can I get vaccinated?
Vaccinations are an important part of preventing the spread of dangerous diseases and illnesses. Benefits of staying up to date on immunizations and vaccinations include the following:
• Protects you from illness (ex. measles, diphtheria, tetanus…)
• Protects your children, ones, and community from illness
• Prevents life-threatening outbreaks
• Reduces the risk of serious illness complications
• Boosts immunity strength
The medical advancement of immunizations and vaccines has saved millions of lives. It’s important to get your children vaccinated starting from birth.
There are several types of immunizations and vaccinations used to prevent disease. There are six main types of vaccines including the following:
1. Inactivated Vaccines
Inactivated vaccines including the flu shot, polio shot, hepatitis A vaccine, and rabies vaccine, are used to kill germs that cause disease. Though they don’t provide immunity as strong as live vaccines, booster shots have proven to help build ongoing immunity and protection.
2. Live-attenuated Vaccines
Live-attenuated vaccines are one of the strongest forms of protection that provide patients with long-lasting immunity. Live vaccines build full immunity against smallpox, chickenpox, rotavirus, measles, mumps, rubella, and yellow fever.
3. Subunit Vaccines
Subunit vaccines use a special part of the germ that causes the disease to provide a strong immune response to the following disease: shingles, meningococcal disease, Hib disease, hepatitis B, human papillomavirus, pneumococcal disease, and whooping cough.
4. Messenger RNA Vaccines
Messenger RNA vaccines are advanced vaccination used to protect against coronavirus. They use special proteins to trigger an immune response and encourage the production of antibodies.
5. Viral Vector Vaccines
Viral vector technology has been designed to fight against infectious diseases such as ebola, HIV, covid-19, Zika, and the flu. This type of technology uses a safe, modified version of the illness to help build immunity.
6. Toxoid Vaccines
Toxoid vaccines trigger an immune response that targets toxins that create harmful diseases. They are used to protect against diphtheria and tetanus.
Immunizations work by helping the immune system recognize and destroy harmful viruses, bacteria, and toxins. This triggered immune response can give you partial or full immunity against life-threatening illnesses. They fight infections fast, effectively, and safely.
You can get immunizations and vaccinations at certain primary care clinics, pharmacies, and urgent care centers. Follow your doctor’s advice and recommendations to ensure you get vaccinated at the right time. The specialized physicians at Mesquite Medical Clinic would be more than happy to help you get the proper immunizations and vaccinations. Whether you missed a vaccine during your childhood, or need your annual flu shot, we can help.
If you have any additional questions about Mesquite Medical Clinic or about our immunization and vaccination services, please don’t hesitate to reach out. Welcome to Mesquite Medical Clinic, we are proud to offer a wide range of services including telemedicine, laboratory testing, preventative care, sports physicals, and much more. One of the key elements of preventative care is staying up to date on immunizations and vaccinations. We also provide our vaccinations walk-in services for your safety. We would love to answer any additional questions and protect you against harmful diseases. Our clinic cares deeply about our community and wants to make sure everyone stays as safe as possible. If you or your child needs an immunization or vaccination, request an appointment online or give our friendly reception a call during our business hours! For more information, call us today or book an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 5115 N Galloway Ave #203 Mesquite TX 75150. We serve patients from Mesquite TX, Garland TX, Dallas TX, Rowlett TX, Balch Springs TX, and Plano TX.