Immunizations in Laredo, TX
Doc-Aid Urgent Care Center & Doctors in Laredo, TX Provides Immunizations for Adults and Children Over 1 Year of Age. 7 Days a Week. Visit an Urgent Care Doctor Today 2438 Monarch Drive St A-375 Laredo, TX 78045.
Is it that time of year again? Whether you need your annual flu shot or school vaccinations or immunizations, DOC-AID Urgent Care wants to protect you and your family against disease. Immunization and vaccines are crucial to your health, and the health of loved ones. Let’s start by explaining what exactly is immunity is, and what vaccinations are.
What is Immunity?
Immunity is the ability of your body to resist or protect yourself from infectious diseases. Being immune to a disease means you can be exposed to the virus without being infected.
What are Vaccinations?
Vaccines stimulate the immune system to produce immunity to a specific disease. By introducing the vaccine to the body, the will allow the body to build up a defense or immunity to the disease or virus.
Vaccinations and immunizations are one of the most effective lines of defense again diseases from pneumonia to the common flu. Vaccines work with body’s natural defense system to help build immunity to the disease.
When viruses, germs, and bacteria invade the body they begin to multiply. This is called an infection which attacks the immune system and can cause serious illnesses. When the immune system is compromised, it’s harder for the body to fight the infection. Vaccines help develop immunity to these viruses by imitating the infection. Imitating the infection does not cause illness, it helps the immune system develop the same response the body would have if your exposed to that virus. These vaccines and immunizations help the body recognize the illness and be able to fight the disease in the future.
DOC-AID Adult and Pediatric Urgent Care is open 7 days a week so we can fit your busy schedule. Our walk-in clinic administers vaccines for several conditions including:
- Flu Shot
- TB Test / Reading