If you’re at risk of an illness or disease and want to reduce the chance of developing a medical problem, turn to the family medicine experts at LocalMD in the Maspeth neighborhood of Queens, New York City. Their team of board-certified physicians and nurse practitioners offers COVID-19 vaccines and numerous other vaccinations that keep you and your entire family as healthy as possible. Call the office to learn more about your options, or use the online booking feature today.
Vaccinations are often nasal sprays or injections that contain mRNA, live germs, dead germs, or other substances. They stimulate your body’s ability to create antibodies that protect you from specific illnesses and diseases. LocalMD offers an array of vaccinations for adults, teenagers, and children of all ages.
Vaccinations are a form of preventive medicine designed to keep you healthy. They reduce your chance of becoming severely ill, missing work or school, or even getting sick. If you become ill after receiving a vaccination, your symptoms may be less severe.
Your LocalMD specialist reviews the risks and benefits of each vaccine before you receive treatment.
LocalMD offers various vaccinations, including those that protect you against the following:
Some vaccinations require multiple doses or yearly dosages to be most effective. You or your child might receive multiple vaccinations during one office visit.
LocalMD also offers COVID-19 testing, including nasal swabs, throat swabs, blood tests, and saliva tests, to determine if you currently have COVID-19 or have antibodies that protect against the virus.
YourLocalMD specialist determines which vaccinations you’re a candidate for after discussing your medical history, lifestyle habits, and disease risk factors. Your job or school may require certain vaccines to meet eligibility requirements.
However, the choice to get vaccinated is entirely yours. Your LocalMD provider works with you to develop a vaccination schedule for yourself of your children that matches your needs, health history, and preferences.
Before receiving a vaccination, your provider cleans the treatment area. They gently inject vaccines into your body, often in your arm or leg. While you may feel a slight pinch, the injection takes just a second to complete.
If the vaccine you receive is in mist form, you simply breathe in the mist as instructed by your specialist.
Depending on the type of vaccine you receive, you should take it easy for the rest of the day, but you can resume typical daily activities immediately afterward. Some vaccinations can cause mild flu-like symptoms, such as a low-grade fever, sore throat, aching, runny nose, coughing, or fatigue. Call your LocalMD if you have any concerns after receiving vaccinations.
Call the LocalMD office to take advantage of vaccinations, or use the online booking feature today.