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Let’s face it. Any topic can be up for debate. By now, you have probably heard the pros and cons to vaccinations. However, the truth still remains that vaccinations help protect us (and others!) from infectious diseases.


Our team at UAB Medical West wants to dig deeper into the importance of vaccinations and why you should consider making a visit to our medical facility if you are unsure whether or not you are up-to-date on your vaccinations.


Protect Yourself through Vaccinations


In life, there are a number of things that are out of our control, such as being able to please everyone you meet and changing the past. Yet, there are somethings that are in your control—like getting vaccinated against certain diseases.


The following are reasons why you should consider starting vaccinations in early childhood, including:


Reducing Your Risk of Deadly Diseases


Today, measles, mumps and whooping cough still cause a number of Americans to visit emergency rooms and require hospital stays every year. Unfortunately, some cases of these diseases result in the passing away of loved ones.


Therefore, because of the risk these diseases play in our life, it is important to take action through vaccinations in order to lower our risk of suffering from the disease or, at least, reducing the symptoms.


Nothing is 100% effective—even when it comes to the flu shot. However, if people who were vaccinated against the flu end up getting the flu, they tend to experience less severe symptoms and are able to recover much faster than if they did not. So, wouldn’t it still be worth it?


Protect Others, Too! 


Due to certain allergies and other medical diagnoses, some Americans are unable to get certain vaccinations to keep them safe. As a result, it is up to us to do what we can so that not only we, but others as well, can remain safe from infectious diseases like rubella and polio.


Outbreaks of infectious diseases occur when people stop vaccinating their children and themselves like they should. For years, we haven’t heard about the measles. Now, a number of new cases have appeared because of the decline in vaccinations.


It’s time to start protecting our lives and the lives of our loved ones by getting back on the vaccination schedule as soon as possible!


It’s Not Too Late!


Even if you are late to receive the necessary vaccines to keep you safe, there are still options available today to get you up-to-date on vaccinations.


Be sure to give our team a call today to learn how we can assist you in getting the vaccinations you need in order to keep you and your family safe now and in the future!


Have you fallen behind on your vaccinations? The medical team at UAB Medical West in Bessemer, AL, is here to help.

Call our physician referral line at 205-996-WEST to schedule an appointment with a UAB Medical West provider. We are here to serve the communities of Hoover, Bessemer, McCalla, and Vance and more!