Immunizations are a vital part of preventive health care — protecting you from serious illnesses and other health problems. If you or a loved one needs immunizations, turn to Prime Healthcare of Cypress. Family medicine physician Herman Grewal, MD, and the compassionate team offer vaccinations to children and adults of all ages. Call the office in Cypress, Texas, to learn more about your options or use the online booking tool today.
Immunizations, or vaccines, are preventive medicine treatments often available as injections or nasal sprays. They allow the body to develop protective antibodies that reduce your chance of getting sick or developing certain diseases. If you get sick after receiving vaccinations for an illness, your symptoms will likely be much less severe.
Some of the most common immunizations contain dead or weakened germs that stimulate your body to create antibodies to certain viruses. Other types contain mRNA materials that serve the same purpose of protective antibody creation.
Some of the immunizations available at Prime Healthcare of Cypress include:
Your provider lets you know which immunizations you’re eligible for based on your age, risk factors, medical history, and vaccination history. They also check your vital signs, complete a physical exam, and may order diagnostic tests to determine which immunizations are best for you.
When receiving immunizations at Prime Healthcare of Cypress, you relax in a comfortable chair or exam table. Your provider gently injects the immunization substance into your arm. While you might feel a tiny pinch during needle insertion, the sensation lasts just a second. In some cases, you breathe in a nasal mist instead of receiving an injection.
After you or your child gets vaccinated, there’s no downtime afterward. You can resume normal activities immediately, but may experience some redness or swelling at the site of the injection.
Other temporary side effects may include fatigue, a low-grade fever, muscle aches, or nasal congestion. Contact the Prime Healthcare of Cypress office if you have severe symptoms after receiving immunizations.
Some immunizations require more than one dose spaced over time to achieve the most protection. Your provider will let you know when to schedule follow-up appointments if necessary.
If you’re ready to book your immunizations visit, call the Prime Healthcare of Cypress office to check appointment availability. Online scheduling is also convenient and fast.