Vaccines

Pinnacle Health Group

Primary Care Practice located in Tampa, FL

Aside from proper diet and regular exercise, vaccines are the most important part of staying on top of your health and preventing serious illnesses. Pinnacle Health Group in Tampa, Florida, offers a variety of vaccines and vaccinations right in the office. If you’re due for updated inoculations, book an appointment today. Click on the online scheduler or book your immunization appointment over the phone.

Vaccines Q & A

Which vaccines do I need?

Which vaccines you need depends on your age, overall health, and of course, history of vaccinations (like if you missed any at a younger age). Some of the most essential vaccinations include:

  • Diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (DTaP)
  • Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)
  • Measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR)
  • Whooping cough (pertussis)
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV)
  • Herpes zoster (shingles)
  • Hepatitis A and B
  • Pneumococcal
  • Chickenpox
  • Influenza
  • Tetanus

The vaccination schedule is updated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) every year. Because of medical advancements and ongoing research, there are additional vaccines that may be recommended for you in the future.

Do vaccines cause any side effects?

Vaccines are heavily researched and regulated, so you can feel confident that you’re getting a safe and effective preventive treatment. Aside from some slight redness, soreness, or swelling at the injection site, it’s common to experience some minor side effects, depending on which vaccines you had. For instance, you may notice:

  • Fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Low-grade fever

These minor vaccine side effects often resolve within a couple of days as your immune system continues to build up antibodies.

How often do I need vaccines?

It just depends. Some vaccines are given when you’re young and after you receive any essential boosters as a child, you don’t need them again. There are several adult vaccines, such as the HPV and shingles vaccines, that are given in a series over several months.

With the tetanus shot, it’s generally recommended to repeat the vaccine every 10 years, or anytime you suffer from a puncture wound. You may also need regular vaccines if you become pregnant or if you’re older — annual flu shots are common in these cases.

When you come into Pinnacle Health Group for your vaccine appointment, your dedicated practitioner looks at your previous medical records and talks with you about which vaccines you’ve had or think you may need. They can also personalize your vaccine package if you’re planning to take a trip overseas.

Schedule your vaccination visit at Pinnacle Health Group by clicking on the online booking feature or by calling the clinic directly.

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