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Immunization & Vaccinations Specialist

Sunshine Walk-In Clinic

Board Certified Family Physician located in Lake Mary, FL

In order to stay healthy throughout your lifetime, immunizations and vaccinations are highly recommended. Anita Gupta, MD, is a health expert at Sunshine Walk-In Clinic in Lake Mary, Florida, who offers vaccines for everyone from newborns to adults. Whether you need a vaccine for the flu or travel, schedule an appointment by calling the office, booking online, or walking in today.

Immunization & Vaccinations Q & A

What are immunizations and vaccinations?

Immunizations and vaccinations protect your immune system from the danger of disease. A vaccine is a weak version of the bacteria or virus that causes a certain sickness. 

Your doctor puts a very small amount into your body, usually with an injection. The vaccine then triggers your immune system to help stimulate antibodies, which provides immunity against the disease or sickness.

In the future, if you’re exposed to the disease, your immune system has built a resistance to it, which helps prevent you from getting sick.

Why do we need immunizations and vaccinations?

Vaccines help equip you to fight disease or sickness if it’s present in your community or environment. Immunizations and vaccinations also protect those around you. It’s possible for some diseases to spread from one person to the next, which can cause severe reactions. 

Examples of contagious diseases include chickenpox, measles, whooping cough, and rubella. If you’re vaccinated, your chances of getting a certain sickness from others are slim.

What type of immunizations and vaccinations does my child need?

Children should receive immunizations and vaccinations starting from birth that include:

  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Measles
  • Influenza type B
  • Rubella (German measles)
  • Chickenpox
  • Pertussis (whooping cough)
  • Tetanus
  • Mumps
  • Polio
  • Diphtheria
  • Rotavirus
  • Pneumococcal disease

As you continue to grow, other immunizations and vaccinations are needed throughout your teen years and even as a young adult. Your doctor at Sunshine Walk-In Clinic notifies you when you need additional vaccines.

Are immunizations and vaccinations safe?

Some people believe that vaccinations can cause severe reactions or even cause you to contract the actual disease you’re trying to avoid. However, the vaccines’ components are extremely weak, making them very unlikely to cause illness.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention monitors the safety of vaccines closely. With data showing that current United States vaccines are the safest in history, you can be confident that vaccines administered by your practitioner are safe.

If you have questions about specific vaccinations, consult with your practitioner at Sunshine Walk-In Clinic. Call the office, use the online booking tool, or walk in and ask for an appointment today.