Sierra Nevada Wellness Center
Family Practice Physicians & Wellness Specialists located in Sparks, NV
Preventive health care is an important factor in your short-term and long-term health. At Sierra Nevada Wellness Center in Sparks, Nevada, the skilled team offers a variety of preventive medical services to protect your health and wellness, including all necessary immunizations. The team works with both children and adults on an appropriate immunization schedule to increase immunity against contagious diseases like polio, chickenpox, and COVID-19. To learn more about the benefits of immunizations, schedule an appointment by calling the office or using the online booking tool today.
Why are immunizations important?
Immunizations are the first line of defense for protecting your health from contagious diseases, like measles and mumps. Many of the immunizations are given soon after birth when a child’s immune system is still developing to prevent infections when their bodies can’t.
Throughout your childhood and adulthood, you can expect to receive additional vaccinations to protect you from potentially serious diseases like:
- Whooping cough
By introducing the body to specific antigens, immunizations help your immune system recognize certain diseases and strengthen your ability to fight them off.
How often are immunizations needed?
Following the guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the team at Sierra Nevada Wellness Center creates a schedule for immunizations starting soon after birth and into adulthood.
Your Sierra Nevada Wellness Center provider considers your existing health, age, and lifestyle when designing an immunization schedule. If you have allergies that prevent you from receiving an immunization, they can provide additional resources and recommendations to keep you healthy without the vaccine.
If you and your family are planning to travel outside of the United States, you may need additional immunizations against certain common diseases in areas outside of the country.
Seasonal flu immunizations are available each year to protect you from specific strains of the flu virus that are predicted to be prevalent in the general population.
Are immunizations safe?
Immunizations are tested and researched before being made available to the public. If you aren’t properly immunized against a contagious disease, your risk of contracting serious and even life-threatening health complications increases.
Side effects of immunizations are minimal. The most common issues that arise after immunizations include bruising and discomfort at the injection site and a low-grade fever, all of which resolve on their own within a few days.
If you have any questions about immunizing you or your child or the safety of immunizations, you should discuss them with your provider before making a decision.
To get up-to-date on your immunizations or schedule vaccinations for your child, call Sierra Nevada Wellness Center or book online today.