You’re never too old to get vaccines. The doctors and medical professionals at Wilson Creek Internal Medicine Group in Allen, TX believe that the creation and adherence to an immunization schedule as you age gives you the best chance at long-term health.
An ounce of prevention is really worth a pound of cure.
Many adults are at risk of vaccine-preventable illnesses, and sometimes the damage is done after an infection has set in. Being able to prevent illness is better than trying to treat it once it’s set in.
How do Flu Shots Work?
Flu vaccines cause antibodies to develop in the body about two weeks after vaccination. These antibodies provide protection against infection with the viruses that are used to make the vaccine.
The seasonal flu vaccine protects against the influenza viruses that research indicates will be most common during the upcoming season. Most flu vaccines in the United States protect against four different flu viruses (“quadrivalent”); an influenza A (H1N1) virus, an influenza A (H3N2) virus, and two influenza B viruses. There are also some flu vaccines that protect against three different flu viruses (“trivalent”); an influenza A (H1N1) virus, an influenza A (H3N2) virus, and one influenza B virus. Two of the trivalent vaccines are designed specifically for people 65 and older to create a stronger immune response.
Schedule Your Consultation
Concerned about your health, wellness and vaccine schedule? Contact us today at Wilson Creek Internal Medicine Group in Allen, TX and schedule your visit. We are committed to helping you achieve optimal health and wellness.