At the Las Vegas Urgent Care, we not only work in treating illness and injury but also focus on preventative care. Through vaccinations, both you and your children will be protected against many diseases still in existence today. There is some skepticism when it comes to vaccinations, but it is important to protect yourself and your children ahead of time from the plethora of viruses and diseases instead of waiting.
How Vaccines Work
Your body contains a natural way of protecting you from diseases and illnesses. Once germs enter into your bloodstream, your body produces antibodies designed to combat germs and diseases. The only problem is that once the germs enter into your system they begin to multiply causing you to become sick.
The antibodies first job is to destroy the germs causing you to become sick. These antibodies cannot act fast enough to prevent you from getting sick but can help you to get better. Once the germs have been extirpated from your system, the antibodies second job is to prevent you from future infections. The antibodies remain in your bloodstream and act quickly if the germs should ever present themselves in your system again creating and immunity.
Vaccines act in the same way. Through vaccinations, you build up an immunity without getting sick in the first place. This is possible because vaccines are made from the same germs they are protecting you against. Instead of using live germs, vaccines are made from dead or weakened versions of the disease, allowing your body to react and produce the necessary antibodies without the risk of you getting sick. Once your body naturally produces the antibodies, you will be able to build up an immunity to the disease.
Vaccines Offered at the Las Vegas Urgent Care
The Las Vegas Urgent Care offers a full range of vaccinations to protect you and your family. Come in today to receive a vaccination:
- Hepatitis A & B
- Influenza (flu)
We receive most of these vaccinations when we’re young. There are recommended vaccination schedules we’re encouraged to follow, keeping us on track and protecting ourselves. Some vaccinations are required annually such as the influenza vaccine. Stop by the Las Vegas Urgent Care today to receive your vaccinations.