Vaccinations Specialist

Fountains Family Care

Family Medicine & Primary Care Practice located in Chandler, AZ

Vaccinations can prevent serious and even life-threatening diseases from infectious viruses and bacteria. Dr. Richard Le and his compassionate medical team at Fountains Family Care provide quality vaccinations for patients in two offices in Chandler, Arizona. Vaccines can keep you and your family safe and are a crucial part of your overall preventive care and wellness plan.They also offer the Gardasil vaccines to prevent cancer and infections, Hepatitis B vaccines, Meningitis, and pneumonia vaccines. Are you up to date on your vaccines? Call one of the two offices or schedule your appointment online.

Vaccinations Q & A

What are vaccinations?

Vaccines are injections that offer protection from infectious diseases. There are certain vaccines recommended for adults and children that are an important part of your preventive care and keeping you healthy. Your Fountains provider can help you determine which shots you’re due for.

Vaccines use weakened or dead versions of bacteria or viruses to prepare your body to fight the infection without exposing you to the disease’s symptoms. The goal is to prompt your immune system to react to the foreign invaders and create immune cells called lymphocytes that produce antibodies — protein molecules.

Adult vaccines are recommended based on certain factors, such as:

  • Age
  • Health
  • Lifestyle
  • Occupation
  • Prior vaccinations
  • Travel destinations

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention posts helpful guidelines and vaccine recommendations on its website.

Why would I need vaccines?

The CDC and leading health care providers recommend the following adult vaccines:

  • Polio
  • MMR
  • Tetanus
  • Rotavirus
  • Influenza
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Meningococcal
  • Pneumococcal
  • Human papillomavirus
  • Chickenpox — varicella
  • Haemophilus influenza B

Your Fountains provider can administer many of the vaccinations in one appointment. Vaccines are a safe option for most people, but you should also discuss vaccines in-depth with your trusted Fountains specialist to ensure you’re on the right path.

In determining which vaccines you need, your provider needs to know things like whether:

  • You’re breastfeeding
  • You are or might be pregnant
  • You have any severe allergies
  • You’re planning to move abroad
  • You’ve had your spleen removed
  • You have recently had other vaccines
  • You have recently had a blood transfusion
  • You have a chronic illness or are severely ill
  • You have a personal or family history of seizures
  • You work in certain occupations where you might be exposed to toxic substances
  • You have a weakened immune system due to a medication or a medical condition

Your sexual activity might also lead to the call for certain vaccines.

What are the benefits of vaccinations?

Some immunizations like the flu vaccine are recommended for most people, since the flu can be life-threatening, especially for young children, older adults, and those living with certain chronic illnesses. The CDC recommends children receive an annual flu shot starting at age 6.

Vaccines are a way to protect you against infectious and deadly viruses. Protect yourself and your family with safe and highly effective vaccines. Call one of the Fountains Family Care offices or book online today.