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Internists & Primary Care Practice located in Asheboro, NC

Immunizations services offered in Asheboro, NC

Vaccinations provide immunization against illnesses like the flu. At Triad Internal Medicine in Asheboro, North Carolina, Chelsea Poe, FNP, Kirstie Ferrell, FNP, and  Keung Lee, MD, PhD, MHA offer immunizations to protect you from severe illnesses and keep you and your loved ones safe from serious health outcomes. Call the office or schedule your immunizations online today.

Immunizations Q&A

What are immunizations?

Vaccinations are injections (shots) that protect you from communicable illnesses. The process that vaccination brings on is called immunization, which means your body has the ability to resist the germs and protect itself. 

While vaccination and immunization are used interchangeably, they ultimately mean you’re protecting yourself from illness.

What do immunizations protect me from?

Triad Internal Medicine offers comprehensive immunizations for school, work, and play. This protects you from many diseases, including: 

  • Diphtheria
  • Flu
  • Hepatitis A and B
  • Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib disease)
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV)
  • Pneumococcal
  • Shingles
  • Pertussis

Immunizations can also protect you from other diseases that aren’t common in the United States. So, if you plan to travel internationally, Triad Internal Medicine can review your itinerary to determine the immunizations you need and help you stay safe while traveling.  

When do I need immunizations?

People of all ages need immunizations at various points starting from the time of birth. Children get most of their essential immunizations in the first few years of life. Kids who attend private or public schools typically need certain vaccinations before they can enroll. 

Teens and adults need immunizations at certain times based on their vaccination history and personal health needs. Adults need a tetanus and diphtheria (Td) booster shot every 10 years. 

Adults over 50 need a shingles immunization, pneumococcal polysaccharide, and pneumococcal conjugate vaccine.

Additionally, everyone needs a flu immunization (flu shot) once a year at the start of the flu season (late fall). 

Triad Internal Medicine reviews your medical history and health needs to determine which immunizations are right for you and when you should schedule them. 

Do immunizations cause side effects?

Immunizations include small amounts of deactivated germs, which help your body build resistance to the illness. Sometimes, that minimal amount of germ exposure can cause minor symptoms. For example, you might experience a low fever or some mild body aches.

Fortunately, any symptoms that appear after immunizations fade in a few days. The symptoms are rarely disruptive and unlikely to prevent you from going to work or enjoying your usual activities.

Triad Internal Medicine is proud to offer a comprehensive array of vaccinations for school, work, and play. Call the office or schedule an appointment online today.