Vaccinations help to prevent the spread of diseases, which not only keep you healthy but also the community at large. VIPcare offers all recommended vaccinations for a wide range of diseases and illnesses to Medicare Advantage patients.
What is Vaccination?
Vaccination is an act of preventative care that uses a vaccine, usually in the form of a shot, to protect patients against a particular disease or illness. When a vaccine is introduced into the body, it helps to produce an immunity to a specific disease by teaching the immune system to produce antibodies for protection
How Do Vaccines Work?
Vaccines contain some form of the disease, whether a dead or weakened strain or a lab-made protein designed to imitate the virus. This triggers your immune system to fight it, which is why many individuals have mild side effects after receiving a vaccine. Because vaccines don’t contain enough of the virus to infect you, your body can easily fight and eliminate it. However, it leaves your immune system stronger and ready to fend off the disease if you come into contact with it.
What Vaccines are Available?
VIPcare offers a wide variety of immunizations, including:
- Influenza (Flu)
- Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (Tdap)
- Hepatitis B
Who Should Get Vaccinated?
Everyone should receive the proper and available vaccinations to prevent illness. Vaccinations are a quick, simple, and effective way to protect yourself from imminent diseases. Vaccines may not always prevent you from getting sick, but they can lessen the effects of the disease if you do become infected, helping to keep you out of the hospital and from having life-threatening complications.
Schedule Your Vaccination Today!
To learn more about what vaccinations are available at VIPcare or to schedule an appointment to receive a vaccine, contact us at 866-333-7897.