VACCINES

We Offer Vaccines For Adults And Children

At Health Care Now

Vaccination

At HealthCare Now we offer vaccines for Adults and Children, as well as vaccines which may be needed for travel.

What is a vaccination anyway?

The human body is an amazing system with built in defense mechanisms. In other words the body doesn’t make the same mistake twice, and is able to learn each time an infection occurs. For example, when a child catches chicken pox, he or she will become ill, gets a severe fever and rash and then eventually gets better. Next time they are exposed to another sick child with chicken pox, they will never again get the disease. This is because the body has made immunity to that disease. Vaccination gives the body the instructions to fight off disease without needing to catch the disease first.

Why should I vaccinate my child?

While unheard of today about 100 years ago there were many classic “Childhood illnesses”, many of which were deadly. The parents at the time could only hope their child would not contract one of these diseases. Originally back in the late 1700s Edward Jenner developed the first vaccine for small pox saving countless lives. Today through many years of research vaccination has become very safe and extremely effective.
Vaccination is a gift and a way to protect your child from illness.

Each And Every Vaccine We Give Has A Purpose

Hep B – protects against hepatitis B a serious liver disease
Dtap – protects against Diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (whooping cough)
IPV – protects against polio ( a virus that causes paralysis)
Hib – Herophilus influenza (not the Flu we hear about every year, this is a serious
bacteria that can cause meningitis
Prevnar – protects against 13 strains of pneumonia
Rotavirus – protects against a viral diarrhea
MMR – Measles , Mumps and rubella Varicella – protects against chicken pox
Tdap – booster against Diphtheria , tetanus and pertussis
Menactra – protects against Neisseria meningitis , a deadly virus that causes meningitis
HPV– protects against the virus that causes cervical cancer in girls, given to both boys and girls. Boys are the carrier of the disease and we want to keep his future

Zoster Vaccine for adults prevents shingles

Pneumovax 23– for adults over 65, prevents 23 strains of pneumonia
Typhoid vaccine for travelers protects against typhoid fever
Hepatitis A vaccine protects from a liver disease known as hepatitis A
Yellow Fever – Dr. John Hoover is one of the few doctors in the area authorized by the Florida Department of health to give this vaccine. It is used for travelers traveling to an area endemic with yellow fever.