“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure“. At EmergencyMD Advanced Urgent Care our ER physicians strongly endorse this philosophy. Immunizations are one of the most important tools we have at preventing disease.
Immunization occurs in two forms. Active and Passive.
Active Immunizations – occurs naturally when a patient comes in contact with a disease. the body produces antibodies to help defend against that disease. Many diseases are severe however and coming into contact with the disease can be fatal so this method is not recommended for many diseases.
Scientists, therefore, create active immunity safely in the form of vaccines through weakened strains of disease or through utilizing parts of an organism.
Passive Immunizations come when antibodies are passed on to a patient such as when a mother passes antibodies to the infant.
We also understand that immunizations are not inexpensive and so that is why EmergencyMD offers some of the lowest cost immunizations in the upstate.
Immunizations for Adults
One of the most common myths in medicine is that vaccines are only for kids. In fact, adult vaccines are every bit as important as those for children. As Adults grow older the effect of vaccines begins to wear off. (Fading Immunity) Therefore it is important to get a booster to restore the original protective effect.
An example of Frading immunity is Shingles (Herpes Zoster). Shingles is a painful and debilitating rash that can occur years after a patient has had chickenpox. The herpes virus which causes chickenpox can lay dormant in the body and later return as shingles. However, this disease can be prevented or reduced in severity in adults who receive the
Immunizations for Children
Many childhood diseases have been all but eradicated by vaccines. Some diseases like Measles have come back in outbreaks. EmergencyMD carries a full line of vaccines for children and can help parents discuss fears of vaccines.
In Stock Vaccines
EmergencyMD stocks the following popular Vaccines and many others.
- Hep B
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