The discovery and implementation of immunizations is widely recognized by health care professionals to be the single most important preventer of deaths since potable water. In the United States, diseases like polio and varicella are virtually non-existent today because of vaccines, and every year people protect themselves from influenza and other diseases like diphtheria and pertussis. In order to prevent these diseases from coming back, it is important that we all get immunized, and we must also immunize our children. Urgent 9 provides professional and caring service, and it is the ideal location for you and your loved ones to receive their vaccines.
In recent years, there has been a declining rate of vaccination rates across the United States, especially in California and parts of Texas. Because of this, diseases that were once controlled are re-appearing, such as measles and mumps. For example, as of March 2015, Orange County California has 133 confirmed cases of measles which originated at Disneyland. This is a disease that had been declared eliminated from the United States, but because of poor vaccination compliance, it is making a comeback. In Texas, The University of Texas at Austin just confirmed their third case of mumps in a student, which is a viral disease that is protected with the same vaccine as the measles virus. This vaccine is called the MMR vaccine, which stands for measles, mumps and rubella. You can get this vaccine at Urgent 9 and protect you and your family from these reemerging diseases.
When you get your vaccines at Urgent 9, you are not only protecting yourself from dangerous diseases, you are also protecting those around you that are not vaccinated. This is because of something called herd immunity. When a certain portion of the population gets vaccines against a disease that is contagious, this reduces the chances for an outbreak, which protects all those people who are not vaccinated. Therefore, an unvaccinated person can get the contagious disease, but since everyone around that person is vaccinated and therefore protected, another unvaccinated person is unlikely to get infected.
Vaccinations are extremely important to your health and to those around you. Take responsibility for your well-being and get your immunizations at Urgent 9. We have hepatitis A, hepatitis B, influenza, pneumococcal, Tdap, Td, and varicella, so you can be sure that you will find what you need. Protect yourself and your family. Get vaccinated today!