Immunization Awareness Month
Keeping Generations Safe
2020 and 2021 have been filled with a lot of ups and downs. Although no one was expecting to be standing in the middle of a pandemic, history does have a habit of repeating itself. From the swine flu to smallpox, America has a history of disease outbreaks that we have learned to pivot and move forward from. With the advancement of technology and medicine, it has made it easier for doctors and physicians to create vaccines to help people remain happy, healthy, and help aid to their overall quality of life.
What Are Immunizations?
A vaccine stimulates your immune system to produce antibodies, exactly like it would if you were exposed to the disease. After getting vaccinated, you develop immunity to that disease, without having to get the disease first. This is what makes vaccines such powerful medicine. Unlike most medicines, which treat or cure diseases, vaccines prevent them. It is important to consult with your doctor to understand the course of treatment and to get the proper information you need.
Why Are Immunizations Important?
We all have our personal opinions about the importance of vaccinations. It can stem from personal preference and having access to so much information that it can be hard to know what to do, how to feel, or where exactly it is you stand. There is no right or wrong way for you to feel about the matter, but it is important to note some of the facts to help give you a better understanding of why it may be something you should consider, if not for your, but for those around you. Knowledge is power and as long as we seek it we can become better individuals. Vaccines can literally help save your child’s life. Vaccinating children helps prevent the development of deadly or incurable viruses and diseases. Keeping your child safe and healthy is, of course, a top priority. However, immunizations help protect your entire community. To learn more about the importance of immunizations, contact Grace Gynecology & Wellness today.
National Immunization Awareness Month
National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) is an annual observance held in August to highlight the importance of vaccination for people of all ages. Use these resources to assist you in communicating to healthcare professionals, friends, and family members about immunization during August and throughout the year. The 2021 theme is to get back on track with routine vaccines, to help raise awareness about the importance of staying up to date on routine checkups and vaccinations.
At Grace Gynecology & Wellness, we specialize in the health and wellness of not only our patients but the people around us. Staying informed will help you to gain more knowledge and perspective on the current issues that surround our world today. If you have any questions regarding vaccination or would like to schedule an appointment to speak with our specialists regarding your wellness needs, contact our Rockwall TX location today! Let us be your guide on your healthcare and aesthetic journey. Request your appointment online or give us a call at (469) 200-2868. Take control over your health with Grace Gynecology & Wellness today.