Immunizations are an effective way to fight against and prevent dangerous diseases and viruses. At Emediate Cure, we offer a variety of immunizations to protect you and your family. During your visit, we will answer any questions and provide you with information about the benefits and possible side effects. Below are some of the immunizations we offer. If you have questions about a specific vaccination, please contact us in advance.
They are all very serious diseases for children, adolescents and adults.
Tetanus (Lockjaw): Bacteria in soil enter through a cut, creating an infection. Sufferers experience painful tightening of muscles and may be unable to open mouth and swallow.
Diphtheria: Highly contagious infection of respiratory tract. Leads to weakness, sore throat, swollen glands. Severe cases can affect the heart.
Pertussis (Whooping Cough): Highly contagious infection of respiratory tract. Causes excessive coughing fits. Infants are most at risk for life-threatening complications.
The CDC recommends:
11 through 18 years: Tdap as a single dose preferably between 11 and 12 years. If not fully vaccinated, we recommend that patients check the catch-up schedule.
Adolescents 13-18: Who missed getting Tdap at 11-12, should have a dose administered at the earliest opportunity.
19 years and older : Anyone who did not receive a dose of Tdap should get one as soon as possible.
Pregnant Women: Should get a dose of Tdap preferably at 27 through 36 weeks gestation.
All Adults should receive a Td booster every 10 years.
Talk to your medical provider if you:
A vaccine, like any medicine, can cause serious problems, such as severe allergic reactions. Such reactions, however, are very rare. Mild side effects could include soreness, redness, and possibly swelling at the site of the vaccination, as well as mild fever, headache and fatigue.
Meningitis is a rare infection that affects the delicate membranes that cover the brain and spinal cord. There are several types of this disease, including bacterial, viral, and fungal. Bacterial meningitis can be life-threatening and spreads between people in close contact with each other.
Viral meningitis tends to be less severe, and most people recover completely without treatment. Meningitis is almost always caused by a bacterial or viral infection that begins somewhere else in the body besides the brain, like your ears, sinuses, or throat.
CDC recommends vaccination with a meningococcal conjugate vaccine for all preteens and teens at 11 to 12 years old, with a booster dose at 16 years old. Teens and young adults (16 through 23 years old) also may be vaccinated with a serogroup B meningococcal vaccine.
Measles, Mumps and Rubella are all very contagious diseases caused by a virus. It spreads through the air when an infected person coughs or sneezes. Measles starts with a fever. Soon after, it causes a cough, runny nose, and red eyes. Then a rash of tiny, red spots breaks out. It starts at the head and spreads to the rest of the body.
Mumps typically start with fever, headache, muscle aches, tiredness, and loss of appetite. Then, most people will have swelling of their salivary glands. This is what causes the puffy cheeks and a tender, swollen jaw.
Rubella is also called German measles, but it is caused by a different virus than measles. Most people who get rubella usually have mild illness, with symptoms that can include a low-grade fever, sore throat, and a rash that starts on the face and spreads to the rest of the body.
Some people may also have a headache, pink eye, and general discomfort before the rash appears. Rubella can cause a miscarriage or serious birth defects in an unborn baby if a woman is infected while she is pregnant.
The CDC recommends that people get the MMR vaccine to protect against measles, mumps, and rubella. Children should get two doses of MMR vaccine, starting with the first dose at 12 to 15 months of age, and the second dose at 4 through 6 years of age. Teens and adults also should also be up to date on their MMR vaccination.
Influenza (flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and lungs. It can cause mild to severe illness, and can lead to hospitalization and death.
Every year in the United States, millions of people are sickened, hundreds of thousands are hospitalized and thousands or tens of thousands of people die from the flu. Anyone can get the flu (even healthy people) and serious problems related to the flu can happen at any age.
The CDC recommends that everyone 6 months of age and older get a flu vaccine every season.
Children younger than 6 months old and people with severe, life-threatening allergies to flu vaccine or any of its ingredients should not receive the immunization.
People who should talk to their provider before getting the flu shot:
Tuberculosis (TB) is caused by a bacterium called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The bacteria usually attack the lungs, but TB bacteria can attack any part of the body such as the kidney, spine, and brain. Not everyone infected with TB bacteria becomes sick. As a result, two TB-related conditions exist: latent TB infection (LTBI) and TB disease. If not treated properly, TB disease can be fatal.
Symptoms of TB disease depend on where in the body the TB bacteria are growing. TB bacteria usually grow in the lungs. TB disease in the lungs may cause symptoms such as a bad cough that lasts 3 weeks or longer, pain in the chest, coughing up blood or sputum. Other symptoms of TB disease are weakness or fatigue, weight loss, no appetite, chills, fever, and/or sweating at night.
People who have latent TB infection do not feel sick, do not have any symptoms, and cannot spread TB to others.
The United States does not offer vaccination against TB. However, some employers and schools will require TB testing as a screening tool for latent and active disease. We offer both one and two step TB testing.
One step TB testing will require a 48-72 hour follow up after administration. Two step testing involves multiple follow ups and will be discussed at your first visit. You should always confirm which testing is required prior to being seen by a healthcare provider.