Immunizations & Vaccinations
Vaccines "teach" your body how to defend itself when germs, such as viruses or bacteria, invade it:
- 1) They expose you to a very small, very safe amount of viruses or bacteria that have been weakened or killed.
- 2) Your immune system then learns to recognize and attack the infection if you are exposed to it later in life.
- 3) As a result, you will not become ill, or you may have a milder infection. This is a natural way to deal with infectious diseases.
As your family doctor, Edge Medical Care is dedicated to providing you with quality medical care in the community and at your convenience. You can count on the best in Family Medicine, Pediatric Medicine, and Internal Medicine when you select us as your primary care physician. We offer convenient hours including early mornings and evenings hours. As well as offer SAME-DAY appointments and Walk-Ins.
- Well Baby Exam
- Well Child Exam
- Sick Visits
- Nutrition Health Counseling
Safety of Vaccines and Immunizations
Some people worry that vaccines are not safe and may be harmful, especially for children. They may ask their health care provider to wait or even choose not to have the vaccine. But the benefits of vaccines far outweigh their risks.
The American Academy of Pediatrics, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Institute of Medicine all conclude that the benefits of vaccines outweigh their risks.
Vaccines, such as the measles, mumps, rubella, chickenpox, and nasal spray flu vaccines contain live but weakened viruses