Essential Immunizations in Charleston
A proud provider of immunizations in Charleston, East Cooper Physicians is ready to help you protect your loved ones and prevent the spread of disease and illnesses. Take the steps to keep your family protected with routine vaccinations, which are available for adults and children.
Vaccinations: Protection for You & Your Loved Ones
As a parent, you want to do what's best for your child. That’s why it’s important to make informed decisions regarding your child's health, well-being, and safety. Vaccinating your child is part of the decision-making process. Many parents are questioning whether or not they should vaccinate their children. Trust us when we say that immunizations are critical for protecting your child's health now and into the future.
Before the creation of vaccinations, there were many infectious diseases that were rampant and killed millions of people. Thanks to modern medicine, many of those diseases are now treatable or preventable. Some of the immunizations and immune system booster shots we offer include:
Vaccines That Help You Stay Healthy
Put simply, modern-day vaccines prevent you and your child from suffering from unnecessary illnesses. Additionally, it protects you, those you love, and unvaccinated individuals from contracting a disease. When you choose not to get vaccinated, you put yourself at risk to becoming infected with a preventable disease. It also limits your ability to travel.
Avoid Influenza with Yearly Flu Shots
More than 200,000 people are hospitalized due to serious flu symptoms in the US each year. Of those infected, the elderly, young children, and infants are at even greater risk. Flu shots effectively reduce your risk of contracting influenza by 50% to 60%. At the same time, they also prevent hospitalization and death.
Like many vaccinations, flu shots are a topic of controversy. Many people are concerned about the side effects, which are minimal. The most common side effects include soreness and swelling around the injection site. Occasionally, some people suffer from low-grade fevers or minor aches; however, these side effects subside quickly. For your convenience, our family doctors are happy to provide you with additional information about the flu shot, as well as address your concerns.
General Vaccines for Adults
No one wants to get a shot; however, shots are necessary to prevent a wide array of diseases. The primary care physicians from our practice are committed to preventive family medicine. When you choose us for vaccines, we go the extra mile to make the process as fast and pain free as possible. Some of the vaccines we offer include:
- Flu Shots
- Tetanus Shots
- Shingles Vaccines
- Pneumonia Vaccines
- Immune System Booster Shots
Immunization Schedule for Children & Adults
The human body is amazing. When a child is in the mother's womb, he or she is in a sterile environment. As soon as the baby is born, his or her immune system begins to work, developing an active immune response to viruses and bacteria. Delaying or skipping vaccinations altogether makes your child vulnerable to many diseases. Because of this, doctors and researchers have done endless hours of research to determine the optimal immunization schedule for babies.
While babies and young children are most at risk, as their immune systems are still developing, adults are also exposed to dangerous bacteria and viruses. For this reason, there is an adult immunization schedule to follow to protect yourself and those around you from illnesses.
Take steps to stop the spread of disease and illnesses by choosing us for routine immunizations. Call us at 843-849-9355 if you have questions or concerns about immunizations. We proudly serve patients in Charleston, South Carolina.