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Medical Care: 3 Reasons Vaccinations Are Essential to Your Health August 23, 2017

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Medical Care: 3 Reasons Vaccinations Are Essential to Your Health, Bronx, New York

From birth, vaccinations are a crucial part of your medical care. Some are required by school systems and states to keep people safe, which is why the professionals at Morris Park Medical Center in the Bronx urge everyone to understand the role they play. Vaccinations like the seasonal flu shot protect the body from harmful and potentially fatal diseases. However, their effects extend into other areas of your overall health.

3 Reasons It’s Important to Get Vaccinations

1. Protecting Against Disease

The most common understanding of vaccinations is that they protect you from serious diseases. Hepatitis B, tetanus, and poliovirus can all spread quickly among humans and will thrive if people are not inoculated. Smallpox, a previously catastrophic disease, has been eradicated due to vaccinations. By receiving scheduled shots at a medical center, you’re protecting yourself against a variety of health threats.

2. Regulating Sickness

medical care Bronx NYVaccines work by exposing you to mild forms of a virus, so your body learns how to respond and keep you healthy. In some cases, this decreases your likelihood of getting sick in the first place. Even if you come down with something, the vaccine lessens the severity of the illness and reduces your need for medical care.

3. Promoting Public Health

Receiving vaccines is not only a matter of personal health, but it can also helps your community. The more people keep up with their shots, the healthier the population becomes. This also helps protect those who cannot get vaccinated for medical reasons. However, a community where not enough people are inoculated puts everyone at risk. Without vaccines, diseases evolve and strengthen, making them harder for medical care professionals to treat. By getting your scheduled shots, you’re supporting a healthy population.

Whether you need a seasonal flu shot or DTaP and Tdap vaccinations to prevent whooping cough, turn to Morris Park Medical Center. They offer a variety of services, including pediatric care and adult medicine to help patients of all ages lead healthy, fulfilling lives. Call (718) 664-7679 to schedule an appointment and visit their website to learn more about their medical care options.

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