Vaccinations are an important preventive measure to protect against deadly diseases. Vaccinations have saved millions of lives. If you choose to vaccinate yourself or your child, Heling Dilone-Arellano, MD, and the team at Multicultural Medical Office LLC in Clifton, New Jersey, can help you find the right vaccinations and the right vaccination schedule. Call the office today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about vaccinations.
What are vaccinations?
Vaccinations can help keep deadly diseases at bay, such as polio, whooping cough, typhoid fever, and smallpox, to name a few. They work by building up your body’s immunity, giving you the ability to fight off a specific disease by exposing you to it. Vaccines are made up of the same organisms that make up the specific disease. However, the organisms in the vaccine are reduced to an amount that won’t make you sick but that’s sufficient to allow your body to learn to fight it off.
Some vaccinations take multiple doses, which allows your body’s immune system to slowly adjust, while others involve only a one-time shot.
There are about 15 disease affecting children that are preventable thanks to vaccinations. Dosage depends on the vaccination and your child’s age. Vaccinations for children include:
Dr. Dilone-Arellano and the team at Multicultural Medical Office are able to provide your children with the vaccinations they need. It’s important to stay on top of vaccinations and finish the treatments to prevent the diseases in the future and to not spread any diseases to other children as well.