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Vaccine Services for Your Family’s Health at Family Medicine NYC

At Family Medicine NYC, we prioritize your health and well-being. Vaccinations play a vital role in safeguarding individuals and communities against preventable diseases.

Why Vaccinations are Important:

Vaccinations are a cornerstone of public health, offering numerous benefits:

  • Disease Prevention:Vaccines protect against various diseases, reducing the risk of infection.
  • Herd Immunity:Widespread vaccination helps shield those who can’t receive vaccines due to medical reasons.
  • Community Protection:By getting vaccinated, you contribute to the health and safety of your community.
  • Protection of Vulnerable Populations:Vulnerable groups, such as infants, the elderly, and individuals with compromised immune systems, benefit greatly from vaccination.

List of the Vaccinations that Family Medicine NYC offers

  • MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella):Protects against these highly contagious diseases.
  • (Tdap) Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis:Guards against diphtheria, tetanus, and whooping cough.
  • HPV (Human Papillomavirus):Prevents certain types of cancers.
  • Varicella (Chickenpox):Shields against chickenpox.
  • Hepatitis A and B: Prevents hepatitis-related illnesses.
  • (IPV) Inactivated Poliovirus:Prevents polio.
  • Meningococcal Conjugate:Shields against meningococcal diseases.
  • Influenza (Flu):Annual flu vaccine.
  • Pneumococcal (PREVNAR20):Prevents pneumonia and other infections.
  • Shingles (Herpes Zoster):Protects against shingles.
  • Yellow Fever:Required or recommended for travel to certain countries in Africa and South America.
  • Typhoid:Protects against typhoid fever, especially when traveling to regions with poor sanitation.
  • Cholera:May be needed for travel to areas with cholera outbreaks.
  • Japanese Encephalitis:Necessary for travel to some parts of Asia.
  • Rabies:Recommended for those at risk of animal bites in regions where rabies is prevalent.
  • Polio:For travel to regions with ongoing polio transmission.

Vaccine Scheduling:

Vaccination schedules vary by age and individual health status. Consult with our healthcare professionals to determine the most appropriate timing for your vaccinations, including booster shots.

Benefits and Risks:

Vaccines offer significant benefits in disease prevention, but they may have minor side effects. Our healthcare team will provide detailed information about the vaccines you receive, including potential risks and benefits.

Patient Resources:

For more information on vaccines and their safety, visit reputable sources such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO).

Schedule an Appointment:

Contact Family Medicine NYC to schedule your vaccinations and discuss any questions or concerns you may have. We are here to provide you with expert care and guidance.

At Family Medicine NYC, your health is our priority. We are committed to ensuring that you and your loved ones are protected against preventable diseases through timely and appropriate vaccinations. Please reach out to us with any vaccination-related questions or to schedule your next vaccination appointment.

Frequently Asked Questions

We recommend scheduling your travel consultation at least 4 weeks before your planned departure date. This allows us to provide you with comprehensive travel health advice, necessary vaccinations, and time for any required follow-up vaccinations. Planning ahead ensures you have a safe and healthy trip.

Measles, polio, hepatitis, influenza, and other illnesses have been made less common and more severe because of vaccinations.

Routine immunizations can help stop the spread of infectious diseases. By getting vaccinated, you protect yourself and save others from getting infected. You can consult your healthcare professional to know which routine vaccinations are essential.

Travel vaccines are essential because they help protect you from diseases that may be prevalent in the destination you’re planning to visit. Immunity against particular infections can be obtained by vaccinations, lowering your risk of catching or transmitting diseases when traveling.

  • Some vaccines are recommended for most travelers, such as Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B Typhoid Yellow fever. Other vaccines are recommended for people traveling to areas with higher risks.
  • Antimalarials are provided for those traveling to malaria-risk areas.
  • Rabies vaccines are recommended for those traveling in remote areas, the outdoors, and those who may come into contact with bats, dogs, and other mammals.
  • Yellow Fever vaccine is administered to protect travelers visiting regions where Yellow Fever is prevalent. It is often required for entry into these areas and helps prevent the spread of this potentially serious disease.

Note: The Medical Spa Services (including Botox, Juvederm, Vitamin Injections), Weight Loss Program (including Semaglutide from the compounding pharmacy), and Functional Medicine offered by Family Medicine NYC are all out-of-pocket services. Insurance claims will not be eligible for reimbursement for these services.