Vaccinations

Primary Care Practice, Internal Medicine, Geriatrics & Geriatricians in Seffner and New Port Richey, FL

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If you’d like to reduce your risk of contracting the flu, COVID, or other illnesses and diseases,  physicians Prakash Machhar, MD, Raj Machhar, MD, and the experienced staff can help. At Greenbrook Medical in Seffner and New Port Richey, Florida, they offer an array of vaccinations to augment your body’s immunity. Call the office nearest you to schedule an appointment or requestone online today.

What are vaccinations?

Vaccinations are injections or mists that you breathe in. They help boost your body’s immune system.

Vaccinations usually contain dead viruses, weakened viruses, mRNA, or other substances that stimulate your body to produce antibodies. 

Antibodies help protect you against getting sick in the future. If you do get sick after receiving vaccinations, your symptoms are usually much less severe. 

Which vaccinations are available?

Vaccinations available at Greenbrook Medical can protect you against:

  • Flu
  • COVID
  • Measles
  • Mumps
  • Rubella
  • Shingles
  • Tetanus
  • Diphtheria
  • Pertussis 
  • Hepatitis A, B, and C
  • Diphtheria
  • Dengue
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV)
  • Meningococcal 
  • Pneumococcal
  • Polio
  • Rotavirus 

The vaccinations that are best for you depend on your age, risk factors, medical history, preferences, and vaccination history. Your provider works with you to develop a vaccination regimen that best matches your needs and goals.

Are vaccinations right for me?

Your Greenbrook Medical provider reviews your medical history, checks your vital signs, and completes a physical exam to determine which vaccinations you’re a candidate for. 

They discuss the risks and benefits of each vaccine and recommend a vaccination regimen that you feel most comfortable with. Your primary care provider always gives you a voice in your care.

What should I expect when getting vaccinations?

When getting vaccines, you rest comfortably on a relaxing chair. Your provider gently injects vaccine substances, often into your upper arm. Each injection takes just a few seconds. You might also breathe in a mist or nasal spray, depending on which vaccine you receive.

What happens after getting vaccinated?

After receiving vaccinations at Greenbrook Medical, you may feel a little bit tired or have mild flu-like symptoms, such as muscle aches, a low-grade fever, or nasal congestion. You can expect some swelling or redness at the site of the injection, but these side effects are temporary. Call the Greenbrook Medical office if you experience new or worsening side effects.

Depending on which vaccinations you receive, you might need repeat injections every year or more often in some cases to help you obtain the strongest immunity. Your specialist lets you know when to schedule additional vaccinations.

To learn more about the vaccinations available at Greenbrook Medical or to receive a vaccine, call the office nearest you or request an appointment online today.

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