Immunization

Immunization Specialist
At the San Fernando Community Health Center patients can receive immunizations and vaccinations to ensure that they remain in good health. Patients throughout the San Fernando Valley, California area and the surrounding towns can make sure their immunizations are up to date.

Immunizations Q & A

Why do Adults Need Immunizations or Vaccinations?

The risk of getting numerous infectious diseases has been eliminated or greatly reduced because of immunizations and vaccinations. The diseases were often very dangerous in the past and thanks to immunizations people are much safer. Patients usually receive some vaccinations as children, however, there are diseases which adults might encounter and they will need to be vaccinated against them. The risk of a person obtaining a preventable disease is greatly reduced by vaccinations. Vaccinations are crucial because they work with the body to assist with the prevention and spread of diseases which keeps our communities healthy. There are immunizations and vaccines for many different types of diseases such as:

  • HPV or the human papillomavirus
  • Hepatitis B
  • Flu vaccines

What Vaccines Should I Get?

Adults should receive:

  • Seasonal Flu- these are especially important for those with chronic medical conditions, the elderly, and pregnant women.
  • Tdap-┬átetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis or Tdap vaccine should be administered if not previously given and the Td, tetanus and diphtheria, vaccines must be re-administered every 10 years.
  • HPV- recommended for adults ages 19 to 26, this protects against the sexually transmitted infection human papillomavirus.
  • Meningitis vaccine- required by certain colleges amongst students who reside in the residence halls.
  • Pneumococcal vaccines- helps protect adults ages 65 and older from a disease which affects the lungs and bloodstream. This is also recommended for those who have chronic illnesses.
  • Zoster vaccine- recommended for adults ages 60 and up, this protects against shingles.

There are also immunizations and vaccines which should be given to pregnant women and those who work in certain fields and who travel abroad. For more information, contact with the Health Center.

Where Can I Get my Vaccines?

Vaccinations and immunizations will be available at our Health Center. Schedule an appointment with one of our doctors to ensure that you are up to date with your immunizations and vaccines.

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