Medical Diagnostic Associates, PA

Travel Vaccine

How Vaccines Work

Want to keep the doctor away? Get vaccinated today.

Travel Medicine & Infectious Disease Services at Medical Diagnostic Associates located in Westfield, New Jersey offer travel consultations, travel immunizations and travel medicines to help protect you from infectious disease whether you are here at home or are planning an international trip.

A vaccine stimulates your immune system to produce antibodies, exactly like it would if you were exposed to the disease. After getting vaccinated, you develop immunity to that disease, without having to get it first. That is why vaccines are also called immunizations. Unlike most medications, which treat or cure a disease, vaccines prevent them. This is what makes vaccines such a powerful medical tool.

Who Should Vaccinate

You never outgrow the need for immunization. The specific vaccines you need as an adult are determined by factors such as your age, lifestyle, risk conditions, locations of travel, and previous vaccines.

Healthy adults require regular vaccines. As many as 50,000 to 70,000 adults die annually of pneumonia and influenza in the United States, which could be greatly reduced by vaccinating. Receiving appropriate immunizations plays a crucial role in protecting your health throughout your lifetime.

Vaccinations Protect Us and Everyone Around Us

Vaccines help prevent people from getting sick. They also help reduce the spread of disease to others and prevent epidemics. Vaccines are an important step in preventing illness. Those who have had to suffer through diseases like shingles, battle cervical cancer, or have been hospitalized because of flu complications understand the benefits of protection from vaccines.

Further Reading: the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Contact Us

Call one of our convenient locations to make an appointment, and get the immunizations you need to protect your health. Although vaccine preventable disease levels are at or near record lows, many adolescents and adults are under immunized, missing opportunities to protect themselves against diseases such as Hepatitis B, seasonal flu, and pneumonia.

Travel Medicine Doctors

Office Location

525 Central Avenue, Suite C, Westfield, NJ 07090
Phone: (908) 233-0895 •   Fax: (908) 389-1933
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