Vaccines services offered in Pembroke Pine, FL

If your goal is to stay as healthy as possible with a low risk of illnesses and diseases, consider vaccines at ProHealth Primary Care in Pembroke Pines, Florida. Experienced physicians Shane Joukar, MD, and Kyle Petersen, DO, offer vaccinations for adult men and women of all ages, including seniors. If you need to update your vaccines, schedule an appointment by phone or request one online today.

Vaccines Q & A

What are vaccines?

Vaccines are injections or nasal mists you breathe in. They contain substances, such as dead or weakened germs or mRNA, that optimize your body’s immune response. Vaccinations allow your body to create antibodies to common diseases and illnesses, reducing your chance of becoming sick or having severe symptoms.

Which conditions can vaccines protect against?

Vaccinations available at ProHealth Primary Care help protect you against the following:

  • Flu
  • COVID-19
  • Chickenpox
  • Shingles
  • Tetanus
  • Rotavirus
  • Diphtheria
  • Pertussis 
  • Measles
  • Mumps
  • Rubella
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV)
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B 
  • Pneumococcal disease
  • Meningococcal disease
  • Polio  

You might have already had many of these vaccines as a child, while others are typically given to adults or annually. 

What is the benefit of the annual flu shot?

The main advantages of getting vaccinated against any disease include a reduced risk of becoming ill. If you get sick after receiving a vaccine for a disease, chances are your symptoms will be mild vs. moderate or severe. Vaccines available at ProHealth Primary Care are FDA-approved, safe, and highly effective.

Many seniors choose vaccines, especially the annual flu shot because they typically have weaker immune systems and a higher risk of developing severe complications from the flu and other common illnesses.

Which vaccines are right for me?

The ProHealth Primary Care team discusses your medical history, vaccine preferences, medications, lifestyle, and risk factors. They also review your vaccine history. Bring past vaccination records to the office if you have them.

Your specialist discusses the pros and cons of the vaccines you’re eligible for and recommends which are best for you.

What happens when receiving vaccines?

During vaccine administration, you rest comfortably and breathe in a mist or receive an injection, often in your upper arm. Getting a vaccine often lasts just a few seconds, though you may be a candidate for more than one vaccination during your office visit. You might receive vaccines during an annual physical exam or a follow-up chronic disease management appointment.

Are there any side effects to vaccinations?

Common side effects after receiving a vaccination include redness, tenderness, or swelling at the injection site and temporary, mild flu-like symptoms. If you develop any symptoms you’re concerned about, call the ProHealth Primary Care office and speak with a friendly specialist. You always have convenient 24/7 access to skilled providers. 

Schedule an appointment at ProHealth Primary Care by phone or request one online today to learn more about vaccines and which are best for you.