Immunizations and Vaccines from El Paso and New Mexico's Qualified Immunologist
Here at CNA Adult Primary Care and Pediatrics, we are well aware of how important it is for you and your child to receive the appropriate immunizations and vaccines. Most schools won’t even allow your children to be successfully registered if their shot record is not up to date. Carol N Abalihi MD accepts walk-ins and appointments for measles, influenza, chickenpox, DTaP, HepA, HepB, HPV, meningococcal, and many others!
The Importance of Immunizations and Vaccines
Just because infections such as measles and chickenpox can now be easily and efficiently treated, does not mean we should take fewer precautions in regards to staying healthy and feeling good. Believe it or not, we used to live in a world where these diseases would spread like wildfire and were responsible for many deaths. With the technology of immunizations, we don’t have to worry about life-threatening epidemics coming back to us.
Immunizations are composed of the same antigens that exist in measles, influenza, and other viruses. Although, when the immunization is injected into our bodies, the antigen is killed or weakened to the point that they cannot cause disease. It takes a fair amount of time for the immune system to be able to work fast enough to prevent antigens from causing a, so children and adults are bound to become sick when infected. Although our immune systems “remember” the antigen from the immunizations, therefore our bodies will naturally produce the antibodies needed to fight the infection. This is exactly why receiving the necessary vaccinations are so vital to our health; they are only intended to keep our immune system healthy and actively fighting.
Immunizations by Age
There is a wide range of immunizations that a child requires in the first eighteen years of their life. We’ve provided an outline of the immunizations children require for the corresponding time frames.
- Hepatitis B (HepB)
- DTaP (Diphtheria, tetanus, and whooping cough)
- Hib (Haemophilus influenzae type b)
- Polio (IPV)
- Pneumococcal (PVC)
- Rotavirus (RV)
12 months-6 years:
- Chickenpox (Varicella)
- Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR)
- Hepatitis A (HepA)
- Hepatitis B
- Meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MenACWY)
- HPV vaccine
- Serogroup B Meningococcal (MenB) vaccine
Flu shots should be taken once a year, in or between the given time frames.
The Medical Care You Need at CNA Adult Primary Care and Pediatrics
Here at CNA Primary Care and Pediatrics, we strive to decrease the chances that you or your children may catch any infections, so we can bring patients to be checked immediately! Carol N Abalihi MD is your go-to for walk-in vaccinations of all kinds. Contact our team to learn more about the immunizations and vaccines we provide!