Vaccinations Services Offered In Haverford, PA
Vaccinations are part of your preventive care plan. At LSR Wellness in Haverford, Pennsylvania, Dr. Lauren Rosen and Dr. Rosner take a proactive approach to health and wellness, offering vaccinations for adults. The membership-based adult primary care practice provides personalized care that focuses on promoting health and wellness. To update your vaccinations, call to speak with a membership coordinator or email the practice today.
What are vaccinations?
Vaccinations are medical treatments that build up your body’s immune defense against contagious diseases. They may prevent you from catching common contagious diseases or getting very sick.
Vaccinations expose your body to a safe version of a contagious disease. These treatments are usually given by injection.
After the injection, your immune system recognizes the agent in the vaccine as something foreign and creates antibodies to fight it off.
LSR Wellness is dedicated to caring for you. They provide vaccinations to protect you and your health as part of their preventive care program.
What vaccinations do I need?
The types of vaccinations you need depend on your vaccination history and risk of exposure. You get most of the vaccines necessary to support immune health during childhood and adolescence.
However, immunity against a germ declines over time and you may need booster shots to build up immunity. Additionally, there are some vaccinations you need regularly (every year) and others you only get as an adult.
Some of the vaccinations adults may need include:
- Annual flu vaccine
- Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine
- Tetanus, diphtheria, and tetanus (Tdap) booster every 10 years
- Hepatitis B
- Shingles vaccine
- Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine
The team at LSR Wellness follows the vaccination recommendations set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
They may recommend a tetanus booster during an acute care visit if you come in for treatment of a cut or laceration.
What can I expect after getting vaccinations?
Most people tolerate vaccinations without any side effects. However, you may experience pain, swelling, or redness at the site of the injection. Some vaccinations may cause a slight fever. However, vaccination side effects are normal and usually subside within a day or two.
If you have a history of an allergic reaction to a vaccine, let the team at LSR Wellness know before getting vaccinated. They may recommend skipping the vaccine to prevent a reaction.
Vaccinations are important for preventive care, helping your immune system protect you from disease. To find out more about vaccinations, call to speak with a membership coordinator or email the practice today.