One of the best ways to maintain your good health is by making sure you are up-to-date on your immunizations. Vaccines not only effectively stop the spread of contagious diseases, but also enable you to avoid potentially life-threatening illnesses.
While the human body’s immune system is designed to help prevent illness by producing antibodies that fight off specific diseases, you are not naturally immune to many contagious viruses that can cause serious illness – such as influenza. That is why immunizations and vaccinations are an important health precaution at any age.
A vaccination trains your body to develop immunity to a specific virus or bacterium without causing an actual illness. It contains a small, weaker strain of the disease (or a synthetic version of the disease), and when the vaccine enters your system, it enables your body to naturally create the antibodies needed to resist that specific disease. While some vaccines, such as a flu shot, must be repeated to be effective, there are others that provide lifelong immunity – the new chickenpox vaccine, for example.
While vaccinations are a necessity for small children, they are just as important for adults of all ages – and the fastest, simplest way to stay on top of your immunizations is by visiting an urgent care center. Let’s talk about some of the vaccines that are readily available and recommended for adults, and where you can go in North Richland Hills to get vaccinated quickly and effectively.
You can go to an urgent care center today to get one or more of the following vaccines:
Vaccinations are a form of preventive medicine, which is important in protecting the health of children and adults alike. This is why EMC Express Care in North Richland Hills, Texas, offers a comprehensive array of immunizations to our urgent care and walk-in patients.
Your EMC Express Care doctor may recommend and administer appropriate vaccinations for you based on your medical history, travel plans, or other factors. For more information about the immunizations and vaccinations we offer at EMC Express Care, drop by our North Richland Hills walk-in clinic any day between 10 am and 8 pm, or call us at (817) 503-8800. No appointment is necessary. We look forward to seeing you!