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Encino Park Family Health & Wellness Clinic

Family Practice & Aesthetic & Wellness Clinic located in San Antonio, TX

Staying up to date on your vaccinations is one of the easiest and most effective ways to protect yourself, your loved ones, and the community from certain illnesses. At Encino Park Family Health & Wellness Clinic in San Antonio, Texas, John Leal, DNP, APRN, FNP-­C, and Tori Leal, BSN, regularly offer vaccinations to men, women, and children. If it’s time to update your vaccinations, make an appointment today by calling the office or clicking the online booking tool.

Vaccinations Q & A

What are vaccinations?

A vaccination is a preventive health measure administered via injection that uses weakened or dead viruses and bacteria to protect patients from certain diseases and medical conditions. 

Whenever you receive a vaccination, it prompts your body to develop an immunity, significantly lowering your risk of complications or death.

In addition, vaccinations stop health problems from getting worse. Research shows it’s easier and more cost-effective to prevent disease than it is to treat it. Immunizations protect you and prevent the spread of diseases to others.

Are vaccinations really that important?

Yes. Vaccinations are particularly important for senior citizens and young children who have weakened immune systems. 

Without vaccinations, older people and infants can’t adequately fight disease, increasing their risk of health problems. Vaccinations provide a safe and effective means of combating illness preemptively.

Are vaccinations safe?

Yes. All vaccinations undergo years of testing by regulatory bodies like the FDA before being released. Following your vaccination, you might experience some minor bruising or swelling at the injection site, but other than that, there’s nothing to fear. 

Vaccinations work to prevent serious, communicable diseases like measles, mumps, and chickenpox.

How effective are vaccinations?

When it comes to preventing disease, vaccines have an excellent track record. In fact, most immunizations have a 90-100% success rate.

That said, some people don’t achieve full immunity after receiving a vaccine. Researchers aren’t entirely sure why this is, but it’s even more of a reason to invest in vaccinations. This is because people for whom vaccines are 100% effective protect those around them who aren’t completely immunized.

Do vaccinations cause autism?

No. Regardless of what you might have read online or heard on podcasts, there’s no evidence whatsoever that vaccinations increase your risk of autism. 

Hundreds of researchers have conducted studies over the years and there’s no sufficient evidence to support a link between vaccinations and autism.

Which vaccinations do I need?

To determine the vaccinations you need, make an appointment at Encino Park Family Health & Wellness Clinic. 

Following an exam and review of your medical history, your doctor can make recommendations that align with your individual needs. That said, one vaccine you should invest in annually is the flu shot.

If it’s time to update your vaccinations, make an appointment at Encino Park Family Health & Wellness Clinic by calling the office or clicking the online booking tool today.

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