Affordable Children’s Vaccinations in Houston, TX
Protecting your family against seasonal sicknesses and other communicable diseases has never been easier. Simply turn to Elite Family Medicine in Houston, Texas, to have our medical specialists administer vaccinations to you or your child. We have extensive experience immunizing both children and adults. Lastly, we offer infant and newborn immunizations to protect your growing baby from viruses.
Preventing Seasonal Flu
One way to avoid getting the flu is by getting a flu shot. Recommended for kids and adults, the children and adult flu vaccine can help people from as young as six months and older. Once given the vaccination, you’ll not only be protected, but those who are around you, who may be more vulnerable to the disease, will be protected as well. We especially urge parents to vaccinate children (particularly those younger than age five), as immunization is one of the recommended ways to protect them from influenza.
As far as side effects, you can experience minor soreness, redness, and swelling at the injection site, as well as low-grade fever, and aches. Our medical specialists will be more than happy to tell you more about these common side effects.
At Elite Family Medicine, we understand that not everyone likes to get injections. For this reason, like many other medical and health facilities, we can talk to you about receiving an intradermal shot, which uses smaller needles. This immunization option is for people age 18 to 64 years.
If you are a person with a weakened immune system, ask us about getting a high-dose flu shot. This injection is for people who are age 65 years and older, who have low immune function. Because of the higher dosage, it helps these individuals with this condition effectively. Lastly, there are other vaccination options available, including a nasal spray that we will be happy to discuss with you.
Who Should Not Get a Flu Shot
While a flu vaccination is recommended for most people, there are individuals who shouldn’t get a shot. These people include, babies less than six months old, anyone with Guillain-Barré syndrome, and individuals with any type of life-threatening allergy to any ingredient in the injection. For example, people who are allergic to gelatin or severely sensitive to eggs should consult a doctor before getting a flu shot.
Contact us at (713) 524-9300 to ask about the vaccinations and immunizations we perform for children and adults.