Immunizations and Vaccines in El Paso
We are well aware of how important it is for you and your child to receive the appropriate immunizations and vaccines. As such, we gladly accept walk-ins and same-day immunization appointments for measles, influenza, chickenpox, DTaP, HepA, HepB, HPV, meningococcal, and many others!
Childhood Immunizations by Age
There is a wide range of immunizations children require in the first eighteen years of life. In fact, most schools won’t even allow your children to be successfully registered if their shot record is not up to date. With our help, your child will receive all the vaccines necessary for a happy, healthy childhood!
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.
Adult Immunizations & Vaccines
Adults also require regular immunizations. We provide the following immunizations and vaccines for adults:
- Measles, mumps, rubella
- Zoster recombinant
- Human papillomavirus
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- Meningococcal B
- Haemophilus influenzae type b
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. This is where immunizations and vaccines come into play.
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 it 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 diseases, 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 is so vital to our health; they are only intended to keep our immune system healthy and actively fighting.
The Medical Care You Need at CNA Adult Primary Care and Pediatrics
At Adult Primary Care & 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! We are ready to be your go-to choice for walk-in vaccinations and immunizations of all kinds.
Contact our team to learn more about how we can help!