Immunization / Vaccination
Getting immunized is important for at least two reasons: to protect yourself and to protect those around you. Vaccines are the best way we have to prevent infectious diseases. A successful immunization program depends on the cooperation of every person.
- Vaccinations prevent you or your child from getting diseases for which there are often no medical treatments. These illnesses can result in serious complications and even death.
- A small number of people may be susceptible to diseases, such as those with impaired immune systems. These people may not be able to get vaccinations or may not develop immunity even after having been vaccinated. Their only protection against certain diseases is for others to get vaccinated so the illnesses are less common.
- Getting immunized costs less than getting treated for the diseases that the shots protect you from.
- If exposure to disease occurs in a community, there is little to no risk of an epidemic if people have been immunized.
- Tetanus Toxoid
- Anti Tetanus Sera (ATS)
- Hepatitis B Vaccine
- Influenza Vaccine