We believe prevention is always better than cure. Basic immunizations for children and adults, and comprehensive vaccinations can be administered by HomeCare specialists in the comfort of your home. Vaccinations at home ensure lower infection rates and can be taken at your convenience.
Below are some of the adult vaccines and immunizations that can be administered right at your home:
- Tetanus/ Diphteria
- Chicken Pox
- Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B
- HPV Vaccine to prevent Cervical Cancer
- Herpes Zoster
Vaccinations are important because they prevent or reduce the severity of the disease. The diseases that childhood vaccinations are designed to protect against are still very common around the world, including in the United States. One illness can easily infect enough people to justify giving vaccination shots to entire generations for many years. Vaccines work by injecting a small number of weakened viruses (or bacteria) found in isolated form through vaccine production into the body, so that immune cells can recognize and fight them if exposed to them later. The trick these immune cells into thinking they have already seen these invaders before, so when faced with an actual infection, they will know how to attack it without help from the vaccine shot.
There are two main reasons that vaccinations are important. The first is that most vaccines protect you against diseases such as polio, measles, and mumps before the symptoms of those diseases show up. This means it prevents most cases of measles, measles-associated pneumonia, and death from measles in children under five years of age. The second reason is that with vaccines we can prevent so many cases - or even stop a disease altogether--because we’re able to vaccinate over 95% of people who would otherwise become ill and perhaps die if they were not vaccinated.