There are dozens of vaccines and immunizations that are used to protect against many contagious diseases. Some diseases that once were prevalent and deadly such as small pox and polio are no longer a threat due to the use of vaccinations. From infants to elderly, there are vaccinations that are recommended by the CDC and other health organizations. At Primary Care Joliet, we can provide most immunizations at our medical centers in Joliet and Wilmington, IL.
Immunizations for Children and Teens
There are many vaccinations that are recommended for children throughout their formative years. Starting in infancy, there is a recommended immunization schedule that should be followed to protect children from known diseases. Some of the vaccines that are on the immunization schedule recommended by the CDC for children up to the age of 18 include:
- DTaP – Diphtheria, Pertussis & Tetanus
- HepB – Hepatitis B
- PCV13, PCV15 Pneumococcal disease
- IPV Polio
- MMR – Measles, Mumps, & Rubella
Immunizations are usually given in a series of shots. Some will only need to be done once, while others may be required throughout your life. Since children’s immune systems are still developing, immunizations can protect them from common diseases that can jeopardize their health.
Immunizations for Adults
Vaccinations are not just for children. Adults also have a CDC recommended immunization schedule, which includes many of the vaccines that begin in childhood. These include annual flu shots, tetanus shots every 10 years and COVID-19. Many immunizations target certain generations that were not exposed to diseases like chicken pox during childhood. Older adults may need the shingles vaccine and other immunizations to protect their health. There are also immunizations that may be required before traveling to other countries.
If you or your child need immunizations, let our medical team help you stay on schedule. We can provide most vaccinations at our clinics for children and adults. Our primary care providers can complete your immunizations throughout your lifetime. Call our medical center in Wilmington or Joliet, IL, to schedule your vaccination appointment.