Immunizations

Woodlands Functional Family Medicine offers a full immunization menu:

  • All childhood immunizations including meningococcal vaccine
  • Shingles vaccine for those over 60 years of age
  • Pneumonia vaccine
  • Gardasil vaccine
  • Travel medicine vaccines (upon request)

Childhood immunizations

One of the best ways to protect your children is to make sure they have all their vaccinations; they can save your child’s life! They can be protected from more diseases than ever before. Some babies are too young to be completely vaccinated, and some people may not be able to receive vaccinations due to allergies, illness, or weakened immune systems. By vaccinating people around the vulnerable, we help to protect the vulnerable. Newborn babies are immune to many diseases because they have antibodies from their mothers, but maternal immunity does not extend to all vaccine-preventable diseases.

The doctor will discuss her recommended immunization schedule. For more information, see this resource.

Immunizations recommended

  • Chickenpox (varicella)
  • Diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (DTaP)
  • Flu (influenza)
  • Hib (Haemophilus influenza type b) – protects against bacterial infection in lungs, brain, skin, and bone
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR)
  • Pneumococcal infections – protects against bacteria that causes meningitis, blood infections, and ear infections
  • Polio
  • Rotavirus (Rotarix or RotaTeq) – protects against rotavirus infection, which causes severe diarrhea
  • Meningococcal conjugate – protects against meningitis and blood infections
  • Pneumococcal polysaccharide (PPSV) – prevents complications of pneumonia

Some of these vaccines may be combined to reduce the number of needle pricks.

Adolescent immunizations

Your child may need these, especially if they were not vaccinated as a young child.

  • Flu
  • HPV (human papillomavirus) – protects against HPV, a common sexually transmitted infection
  • Meningococcal conjugate – protects against meningitis and blood infections
  • Tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (Tdap)
  • Chickenpox (varicella)
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR)
  • Pneumococcal polysaccharide (PPSV) – prevents complications of pneumonia

Adult immunizations

Before you become pregnant, discuss your immunization history with the doctor. Your immunity protects both you and your baby.

  • Flu
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Pneumococcal
  • Shingles (herpes zoster)
  • Tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (Tdap)
  • Chickenpox (varicella)
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV)
  • Measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR)
  • Meningococcal (conjugate or polysaccharide)
  • Polio (IPV)

When you complete your medical history, it will include a history of immunizations. Be sure to check with us to get vaccines specific to the part of the world you will be visiting when you are planning your travel adventures.

Immunizations are vital to protect your health and the health of your loved ones. Call Vedas now to bring your immunizations up to date.

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