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Vaccinations services offered in Albany, NY

Vaccinations provide one of the most effective ways to keep you safe from developing dangerous and highly contagious diseases. Dr. Lebarty and Dr. Nocera at CentralMed Urgent Care and Primary Care in Colonie, New York, provide vaccines to protect every member of your family. To learn more about vaccines and how they can protect you from sickness and keep you healthy, call or book your appointment online now.
Vaccinations Q & A

What are vaccinations?

Vaccinations are administered orally or injected with a needle into your body to help your immune system build a resistance to a specific contagious disease to prevent you from getting sick.

Vaccines contain a small amount of dead or weakened germs to stimulate the immune system. Your body then responds to it, developing antibodies that fight off and kill the virus or bacteria.

It takes the body about two weeks to fully develop the antibodies needed to ward off the sickness that the vaccine protects you from.

When should my child get vaccinations?

The expert medical team at CentralMed Urgent Care and Primary Care can provide you with a complete schedule of recommended vaccinations. However, most are completed within the first 15 months of their life.

In some cases, they might receive vaccines in multiple doses for ensured protection.

What are the most common vaccinations needed?

Some of the common diseases that vaccines can protect you and your family from include:

  • Flu
  • Tetanus
  • Chickenpox
  • Mumps
  • Measles
  • Hepatitis A and B
  • Whooping cough
  • Diphtheria
  • Polio
  • Rubella
  • Shingles
  • Typhoid
  • Yellow Fever
  • Pneumonia
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV) 

The CentralMed Urgent Care and Primary Care team also provides travel vaccines, which you can get before going to some regions of the world to protect you from serious illnesses. 

Can vaccinations cause side effects?

Before administering vaccines, your provider learns about any allergies or other medical issues that might cause you to have an intolerance to them.

If cleared for vaccinations, you might experience mild side effects after receiving them. However, the complications from preventable diseases can be much worse and even deadly in some cases. That’s why vaccinations outweigh the risk of getting the sickness.

After vaccinations, you might feel some tenderness or bruise at the injection site for a day or two, but this is normal. 

Are vaccinations safe?

Vaccines undergo rigorous testing and are proven safe before being offered to the public. Your provider at CentralMed Urgent Care and Primary Care talks with you about vaccinations and educates you on which ones you might need.

To learn more about vaccinations or to schedule them, call the friendly office staff at CentralMed Urgent Care and Primary Care, or book your appointment online today.