Vaccinations are a great way to protect you and your kids from potentially harmful, yet preventable, diseases. Dr. Payum Abdarbashi and Dr. Dilip Anmangandla of Pacific MD, located in Woodland Hills and Agoura Hills, California, offer a complete array of vaccinations for everyone from newborns older adults. To find out what you can be protected against, contact the office today for an appointment.
Quite simply, vaccines provide long-term, and even permanent, immunity from many potentially dangerous diseases. Early childhood vaccines are the most important, providing protection during the most vulnerable years and setting kids up for prolonged protection. Vaccines in adults can also be highly beneficial, especially as you age because you are less able to fight off the effects of illness.
Vaccines are also beneficial due to something called herd immunity. Vaccines protect against highly contagious diseases, and by protecting an entire group, it makes it harder for a disease to infiltrate and spread.
Vaccines work by injecting your body with low doses of the virus to trigger your body’s immune response, and to train it to respond and fight off the foreign antibodies. In other words, if you’re exposed to a disease you are vaccinated against, your body will know how to successfully prevent the disease from taking hold.
Childhood vaccines provide protection against the following diseases and should be administered right after birth:
For older children, a vaccine to protect against human papillomavirus (HPV) has been very effective and is recommended.
For adults who may be at risk of certain diseases, or who may not have been immunized in childhood, vaccinations can still work. Minimally, an annual flu shot is always a good idea. In addition, for patients over 60, a shingles vaccine may be appropriate to protect against this painful disease. Beyond that, Dr. Abdarbashi and Dr. Anmangandla will sit down with you to go over their vaccine recommendations.
Pacific MD provides vaccinations schedules to help you better understand what is needed and when.
Vaccines are the best defense against some potentially serious illnesses and are generally considered to be safe. Most immediate side effects of a vaccine include some redness, soreness, and swelling at the site of the injection. Occasionally, a fever may develop, but usually lasts only a day or two. Allergic reactions are not common, but Dr. Abdarbashi and Dr. Anmangandla will keep an eye on it just to be sure.
Dr. Abdarbashi and Dr. Anmangandla are happy to discuss any potential harmful side effects with you before you start the vaccination process.
At Pacific MD, we accept most major insurance plans. Here is a short-list of just some of the most popular plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed here.
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