Vaccines have greatly eliminated or reduced several dangerous infectious diseases that routinely harmed or killed a number of adults, children, and infants. However, many expert care providers in the country claim that the bacteria and viruses, which cause death and vaccine-preventable diseases, still exist around us. This means that these dangerous diseases can be passed on to the non-affected people through the individuals who are not protected by vaccines.

So, if you are suffering from any infectious diseases, then it is wise to visit low income clinics and consult with a care provider for a vaccination. The care provider will initially assess your health condition and put forward an effective treatment plan to cure your disease. In addition to that, they will also inform you about the necessary vaccinations that you should take to protect yourself and your loved ones. Below are a few reasons why you should get a vaccination.

It Reduces Risk for Severe Disease

Studies and researches conducted by many experts in the field of medical science revealed that thousands of adults in the United States are still suffering from serious diseases. Some of these patients are even dying from the diseases for which vaccinations are available in the country.

Even if you were completely vaccinated as a kid, the protection offered by some vaccines may wear off as time passes. In addition to that, you might also be at risk of other severe infectious diseases because of your travel, job conditions, lifestyle, or health. The care providers at low income clinics will help you to find the right vaccines that eliminate the risk of severe diseases.

It Protects you and your Loved Ones

It is important to note the fact that being vaccinated will considerably reduce your chances of getting certain dangerous diseases. Vaccines develop immunity to several dangerous illnesses by working with the natural defenses of your body. For example,

  • HPV vaccine lowers the risk of cervical cancer;
  • Hepatitis B vaccine lowers your risk of getting liver cancer;
  • The flu vaccine can lower the risk of influenza-related heart attacks and other flu-related complications from existing health conditions such as chronic lung disease and diabetes.

These vaccines will also prevent the chance of spreading the disease to your loved ones. So, make sure to consult with your nearest community health center care provider and get vaccinated.

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    About the Author

    Dr. Ghassan M. Al-Jazayrly, MD

    A graduate of University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Al-Jazayrly or, as he is colloquially known: Dr. AJ, is an oncologist and hematologist of a Complete Care Community Health Center (CCCHC) with more than 36 years of experience. In recent years, he’s been involved with a non profit organization known as Every Woman Counts (EWC) which provides free breast and cervical cancer screening and diagnostic services to California’s underserved populations in order to eliminate health disparities for low-income individuals.

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