Immunizations

Immunizations Questions and Answers

If you need more information on the benefits of Immunizations, read our below Q and A page. Call our office or visit our clinic. We serve patients from Madison Heights MI, Royal Oak MI, Hazel park MI, Warren MI, and Berkley MI.

Immunizations Questions and Answers
Immunizations Questions and Answers

Immunizations provide protection from harmful diseases and viruses. Immunizations are also known as vaccinations or inoculations and are a common treatment for the prevention of a wide number of viral infections. Widespread immunizations have essentially eradicated many viruses and eliminated them from human society.

Where can I get immunizations in Madison Heights, MI?

The most reputable healthcare facility to receive immunizations in Madison Heights, MI is Get Well Urgent Care. Our clinic is staffed with experienced individuals who are well-versed in immunizations and can help provide you with the health you need. Call us today to book an appointment.

Can I get travel vaccines at Get Well Urgent Care?

Yes, we offer travel vaccines at Get Well Urgent Care! The list of recommended travel vaccinations is quite extensive. Get Well Urgent Care is happy to provide you with some important travel vaccines, such as influenza.

What type of vaccinations does Get Well Urgent Care offer?

At Get Well Urgent Care, we offer the following vaccinations:

  • Influenza: The flu accounts for millions of illnesses a year. With different strains and mutations surfacing every year, it is important to stay ahead of the flu and prepare yourself for flu season.
  • Tuberculosis: Also known as TB, tuberculosis is an infectious bacterial disease that commonly affects the lungs. While not everyone who contracts tuberculosis will become sick, TB bacteria can attack any tissue in the body, including the kidneys, brain and spine.
  • Tetanus: An infection caused by bacteria, tetanus is a bacterial infection that produces poisons in the body, triggering painful muscle contractions. Often associated with stepping on a rusty object, the spores of the bacterium Clostridium tetani are found in soil, dust, animal feces and objects outside. Once the spores enter the body, they produce tetanospasmin, a powerful toxin that inhibits the nerves that control your muscles.

How do immunizations work?

Immune systems are a specialized network of cells, tissues and organs, that all work together to help protect you against illnesses and disease. When a disease-causing pathogen like a virus or bacteria enters your body, your immune system:

  • Recognizes the pathogen as being a foreign body.
  • Responds by making antibodies that help destroy the pathogen. Oftentimes, your immune system cannot act fast enough to stop the pathogen from causing you illness. However, by destroying the pathogen, it can help you get well again.
  • Remembers the foreign body that caused you illness and how to destroy it. By doing this, your immune system can quickly destroy it before it has a chance to make you sick if you are ever exposed to the same pathogen in the future. This protection is called immunity.

Vaccines provide people with immunity to a disease without getting them sick first. They are made using disabled or incapacitated versions of the disease-causing pathogen or parts of the pathogen. Genetic engineering is used to make the antigens used in the vaccine for some vaccines. It is much safer to receive a vaccination than it is to get the disease it prevents. Your immune system responds to the vaccine the same way it would to the real pathogen when you receive a vaccine. It:

  • Recognizes the pathogen in the vaccine as being foreign.
  • Responds by making antibodies to the pathogen in the vaccine, the same way it would for the real pathogen.
  • Remembers the pathogen and how to destroy it. By doing this, your immune system can quickly destroy it before it has a chance to make you sick if you are ever exposed to the same pathogen in the future. This protection is called immunity.

If you or someone you know needs to update their immunizations or is traveling to a foreign country, come to Get Well Urgent Care today! Our kind and compassionate professionals are experienced in giving vaccinations and can help you stay healthy! For more information on our immunizations, call our office and get in touch with a member of our specialist team. To book an appointment for an immunization, visit our website or speak with us over the phone today.