Immunization vs. Vaccination
When you go through "Immunization", it means you become immune to a disease. Becoming immune means you can't get the disease anymore. "Vaccination", or vaccine, refers to the shot of medicine you get to make you immune.
Measles, Mumps, & More
Despite the anti-vaccination position some of today's parents are taking, immunization stands as one of the most effective ways to prevent child disease and premature deaths. Getting your child vaccinated greatly reduces their chance of contracting many diseases. Often, it completely prevents diseases. At Community Health, we want to make a healthier tomorrow. That starts with healthy children. We improve your child's health through vaccinations. Popular vaccinations include:
- Chicken Pox (Varicella)
- Hepatitis B
Flu Shots, Shingles, HPV, & More
Whether you got all your vaccinations as a child or not, immunization is vital to your health as an adult. In our Total Care Program, preventative medicine is a key tenet of improving client health. This way, we stop and treat illness before it even comes to you.
Getting a yearly flu shot reduces your chance of contracting the flu. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that 56,000 people die each year from the flu or flu-like illnesses. By getting a flu shot each year, you reduce your chances of getting the high fever, body aches, chills, severe cough and stomach ache that accompany the flu.
Other common adult vaccinations include Shingles and HPV. HPV immunization contributes to an essential part of women's health. The vaccination is for people aged 9-45 and can prevent STDs as well as cervical cancers.
- Prevent Illness
- Spend less time sick
- Strengthen the immune system
- More cost-effective than treating illness once contracted
- Immunizations are often necessary for school attendance, college admission or traveling abroad
Flexible Payment Options
We accept most major insurances, including all PA Medicaid HMO's, DHS Medicaid, Medicare, and commercial plans. If you have no insurance, but still wish to visit a Provider, we can help! CHDC offers a health care discount program that is based on your family size and household income. Patients in Boyertown, Pottstown, and other areas who are eligible can receive discounts of up to 25%, 40%, 55%, 70% or 100% for services received at CHDC.