Receiving vaccinations, also known as immunizations or shots, is an easy way to protect you or your child from serious, sometimes fatal illnesses. If you do receive immunizations and still contract a disease, symptoms are less severe. Failure to get the recommended immunizations can result in serious illness, chronic conditions and even death from diseases such as tetanus, hepatitis B, meningitis and measles.
Rodriguez MD Medical Practice offers all of the recommended vaccinations- not just for children, but for adults as well. These immunizations should start at birth and continue throughout the course of a patient’s life. Our staff can answer your questions about these immunizations, and as your Lawrenceville GA doctors, we provide you with the recommended protection- regardless of your age.
Call 911 or other emergency services if you or your child develops any of the following symptoms:
- An allergic reaction, characterized by difficulty breathing, wheezing, paleness, weakness, a fast heart rate, or dizziness
- Behavior changes, such as losing consciousness, acting confused, being very sleepy or hard to wake up, or being unresponsive
- A seizure
Call your Lawrenceville doctors that day if you notice:
- Redness and swelling at the site of the shot that persist for longer than 48 hours.
- A high fever that lasts longer than 48 hours after receiving a shot.
- Any other unusual reaction
Immunizations have saved millions of children’s lives. These vaccines not only protect children from these very serious and sometimes deadly diseases, but also protect everyone around them from those same diseases. Did you know that they can also protect future generations? Although many parents find it difficult to witness their children receiving a shot, it is more difficult and heart-breaking to witness them suffering through an illness that could have been prevented or lessened. Be sure to call Rodriguez MD for all of your immunization needs for your child; you very well may save their lives one day!
Many adults mistakenly assume that their needs for immunization from their Gwinnett doctor ends when they reach adulthood. There are several specific vaccines you need as an adult! Which ones you will need most will depend on factors including your lifestyle, age, gender, overall health, previous immunizations, type and locations of travel and more. Did you know that tetanus and diphtheria shots should be given once every ten years? When was the last time you made an appointment with your Lawrenceville clinic for these vaccines? Don’t wait one more day to be protected- call Rodriguez MD Medical Practice today to schedule a quick and easy appointment for immunizations.
Call Rodriguez MD for information about special immunizations if you are in close contact with people who have an infectious disease, you are planning on international travel or you live with a person who has a compromised immune system.
If you would like more information about immunizations, or you or your child is in need of an appointment, please call our Lawrenceville doctors at Rodriguez MD Medical Practice or visit our “Contact Us” page.