Vaccination is perhaps the most cost-effective way of preventing some of the world’s nastiest infectious diseases. Being fully vaccinated is vital to keeping both you and those around you healthy. Contact the Cookeville Medical Clinic RHC if you're missing vaccinations. Their team can put you on a vaccination schedule to help prevent a significant illness. With four locations in Cookeville, Gainesboro, Crossville, and Sparta, Tennessee, call the office nearest you or request an appointment online today.
Vaccination is usually administered as a shot and protects you from infectious diseases.
They work by introducing a small amount of the weakened organism that causes the disease into your system. While this isn’t enough to infect you, it’s enough to cause your body to create antibodies that know when and how to attack the diseases. That process is called immunization.
Common vaccinations include:
While there’s a possibility you may still get a disease if you’re infected, the likelihood that it is less severe is high.
Not getting vaccinated can put you and everyone else around you at risk. Those who are vaccinated are protected from the disease and from spreading it. Vaccination reduces the spread of illness across immunized populations.
Vaccination offers seniors, adults, teens, and children the following benefits:
Most importantly if enough people are not vaccinated, certain seemingly extinct diseases, such as measles, may become more widespread.
Because it’s possible to contract different diseases depending on where you are in the world, you may need additional vaccinations before travel. Schedule an appointment at Cookeville Medical Clinic RHC before leaving the country to ensure you’re not at risk.
Vaccination is safe and generally well-tolerated by most people. It is an incredibly effective method to safeguard your health.
Vaccines are held to the highest standard of safety. They aren't legalized until they undergo years of study. Even after becoming legal, they're constantly monitored for efficacy. In fact, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) constantly works to make vaccinations even safer.
In most cases, someone who gets a vaccine experiences no side effects. However, some people can experience fever or soreness at the injection site. It’s also possible, though unlikely, to have an allergic reaction to a vaccine.
Call the Cookeville Medical Clinic RHC office to schedule your vaccination appointment or request one online today.