Offering More Than The Covid Vaccine
Vaccinations protect us from infectious diseases like measles, mumps, and rubella. Each year, vaccines save three million lives that would have otherwise been lost to infectious diseases. Diseases that used to kill millions of people each year have been virtually eliminated since people started getting vaccinated against them. Those with suppressed immune systems and other medical conditions like childhood cancer may not be able to get vaccinated, but if the majority of the population is vaccinated, the vulnerable populations will be protected against infectious diseases.
Debunking Vaccine Myths
According to the World Health Organization, vaccine hesitancy poses a serious threat to global health. Debunking myths about vaccines and providing the facts can encourage vaccine-hesitant people to get the inoculations necessary to protect themselves and others. There are many myths about vaccines that have been proven wrong, such as the myth that vaccines cause autism. The important thing to understand is that although a small percentage of people will report adverse reactions to vaccines, they are overall safe and extremely effective at preventing serious infectious diseases.
What Vaccinations are Recommended for Children and Adults?
The following vaccines are a few of the most commonly recommended for children and adults. You can find a complete of vaccines recommended by age listed here. Many of these shots require boosters to be fully effective. Your child’s pediatrician can work with you to help you keep track of when your child needs to receive initial vaccines and boosters.
- Hepatitis B
Should I Get the COVID-19 Vaccination?
The COVID-19 vaccination is recommended for everyone twelve years of age and older. The CDC states that all COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective. Although adverse reactions to the vaccine can occur, they are rare and pose a minimal threat compared to the virus itself. You can find more information about the COVID-19 vaccination here.
Get Vaccinated at Atracare Health Today
Atracare Health is your premier partner in health. We believe in using modern medicine and technology to treat patients and prevent them from getting sick. Vaccines are an important part of health, and they can prevent you from contracting many illnesses. If you need a vaccination, schedule an appointment at Atracare Health by calling, booking online, or texting us. We offer self-pay pricing if you don’t have insurance or if you owe a deductible.