The importance of immunizations, which are also referred to as vaccines, cannot be understated. Vaccines for children, as well as adults, have changed the face of modern medicine over the last century. Community Health & Dental Care is proud to offer immunization services for residents of Pottstown, Boyertown, and elsewhere in Montgomery County. We provide information on all of our vaccines so that patients are fully aware of which diseases are being prevented.
Immunization is Vital to Your Health
At CHDC, we value the benefits of vaccines for children and adults, but also recognize how important it is that you know everything you can about what immunizations are being administered. Vaccines play an essential role in the progression of modern medicine. Once an immunization is given to a patient, the body goes to work, fighting against the weakened version of the virus so that your immune system can recognize it in the future. Essentially, you should think of immunization services as training for your body, giving it the proper amount of familiarity with different pathogens so that they cannot hurt you in the future. Once your body has built up an initial resistance to a virus, it is significantly more difficult for the disease to work its way into your system. Vaccines for children are particularly important because they have had less time to build up a healthy immune system than a fully grown adult.
What Do Vaccines Protect Against?
Immunizations are responsible for the near-elimination of many diseases that used to plague humanity on a large scale. Once a vaccine garners enough widespread use within the population, certain diseases can be eradicated completely. Prior to the use of vaccines, the only way that people became immune was to contract the disease and survive it. In contrast, vaccinations are a far less risky way to gain immunity to a disease. Some of the various pathogens that immunization services protect against include, but are not limited to:
- Hepatitis B
- Pertussis (Whooping Cough)
Immunization services have proven their effectiveness since the turn of the twentieth century by helping to weaken and sometimes destroy diseases completely. At CHDC, we encourage all patients to stay up-to-date when it comes to vaccinations for children, as well as adults.
Check Your Status Today
At CDHC, we emphasize the importance of coordinating with your family physicians and can quickly check your immunization status by evaluating your records. If there are any vaccinations that have expired or have never been administered in the first place, we are happy to give them to anyone who needs them. We guarantee that our medical professionals can safely administer all of our offered vaccines. If you are local to the Montgomery County, including the Pottstown or Boyertown areas, and would like to check you or your children’s immunization status, feel free to call 610-228-0985 and schedule an appointment today. Additionally, if you are considering changing family physicians and would like to discuss bringing your children to one of CHDC’s pediatric doctors, please inquire by reaching out to our main office number at 800-589-6212. We have a variety of appointments available on a daily basis. Don’t delay, call today!