If you have school-age children or are a young adult starting college next term, Care One of Florida is your convenient, cost-effective source for required immunizations in Spring Hill, Port Richey, and Brooksville. We offer all of the most common vaccinations including those for tetanus, diphtheria, pneumonia, hepatitis A & B, and HPV.
Health & Wellness Through Immunizations
Fighting infection with immunizations can be summed up as a "know-thy-enemy" defense. Our immune systems work by recognizing foreign invaders including viruses or bacterium. When a person who has never been exposed to a particular virus or bacteria is infected, the lymphocytes (white blood cells with immunity functions) must get to know the invading germ, so to speak, before they can mount an effective defense. Meanwhile, germs multiply, causing symptoms and potentially leading to death if the immune system isn't able to work quickly enough.
Vaccinations provide a way to expose our immune systems to tiny amounts of weakened viruses and bacterium under controlled conditions. This allows the lymphocytes time to become familiar with these viruses and bacteria and learn how to fight them. So, when the real thing happens, for instance when your child comes into contact with an ill playmate at school, his little immune system is ready to go into action, killing off the disease-causing germs before they have a chance to invade and attack.
Florida law requires all school age children to have documentation of immunizations for diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, poliomyelitis, measles (rubeola), rubella, mumps, varicella and hepatitis A and B, unless exempted for religious reasons. Studies show college students are at increased risk for meningitis and are highly encouraged to be immunized against meningococcal disease or Hepatitis B. And older adults may need immunizations if they were never vaccinated at children or missed newer vaccines that were not available when they were young. Plus, as we age, we become more susceptible to serious diseases caused by common infections such as pneumonia or the flu.
If you're heading overseas for a business trip or exotic vacation, you may be required to get certain immunizations. Brooksville, Port Richey, and Spring Hill Care One of Florida clinics have many of the common vaccinations you'll need and we can order others that may be required for travel but are not kept in stock.