Words like vaccine, vaccinations and immunization are pretty common terms that we are all fairly familiar with. We get the general idea of what these words mean but explaining the differences between all three may prove to be more difficult. To provide some clarity here is a quick explanation of each:
-Vaccine: A vaccine is a biological product that forms an acquired immunity to a specific disease. Typically, a vaccine has a weakened agent that mirrors a microorganism that causes disease. A vaccine can be administered through needle injections, by mouth, or by aerosol.
-Vaccination: A vaccination is the actual injection of the vaccine that produces immunity in the body against that organism.
-Immunization: Is the process that occurs after the injection that causes an individual to become protected from a disease. When the vaccine enters your body, your immune system identifies it as an intruder, eliminates it and sets the standard of destroying it every time it reenters your system.
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Pneumonia: The pneumonia vaccination does more than protect you against pneumonia. It also protects you against bacteremia, which is bacteria in your blood stream and meningitis which affects the lining of your brain and spinal cord. People over 65 are especially susceptible to these issues and stand the most to gain by getting vaccinated.
Flu Shots: The Flu Shot is designed to protect you against infection from the influenza virus. The influenza virus is very resilient and forever evolving so a new version of the vaccine is developed twice a year to provide the best chance of protection.
Tetanus: The Flu Shot is designed to protect you against infection from the influenza virus. The influenza virus is very resilient and forever evolving so a new version of the vaccine is developed twice a year to provide the best chance of protection.
Pertussis: Pertussis vaccine protects against whooping cough which is a highly contagious bacterial disease that in some cases can be deadly. It is highly recommended for pregnant women and small children to receive the vaccination.
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Wellspire Medical Group proudly serves Atascocita, Humble and surrounding areas. We have been part of Northeast Houston as Mehta Medical Group for 30 years. Our name change belies our broader scope of services. In other words, we are working hard to “Inspire Better Health!”
Wellspire Medical Group
8901 Farm to Market 1960 Bypass Road W #101
Humble, TX 77338