Vaccinations are used to stimulate an individual’s immune system to develop adaptive immunity to a pathogen. Vaccines can prevent or help improve morbidity from infection. Immunizations teach your body how to defend itself when germs such as viruses or bacteria invade it.
- The vaccine exposes you to a very small and safe number of viruses or bacteria that has been weakened
- Your immune system then learns to recognize and attack the infection if you are exposed to it later in life
As a result, you will either not become ill or have a milder infection. This is a natural way to deal with infectious diseases.
Fox Medical Centers stocks a full inventory of necessary vaccinations to keep you healthy from infanthood through adulthood.