Here's Your Guide to Family Immunizations

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You need many different immunizations at various stages of your life, and it can be hard to track what to get and when. It is important that you and your family get the proper immunizations at the appropriate time. Our experienced primary care providers can help you determine if you or a member of your family need any immunizations. Health Services of North Texas (HSNT) has locations throughout Denton, Plano, and Wylie, TX. Schedule a consultation today to find out more about the timeline for receiving vaccines.

What are family immunizations?

Family immunizations are vaccines that everyone needs for many different reasons. People of all ages and situations have different immunization needs, such as job-specific vaccines, immunizations for preteens, women who are pregnant, and aging adults. Whatever the case, our primary care providers can help you find the right immunizations for you and your family.

Family immunization guide

Since there are so many vaccines that different age groups need, a comprehensive list can be helpful in determining if you are in need of immunization. There are multiple vaccines you may need in every age group, including:

  • Preteens and young adults: This age group can range from 11 to 26, and the main injections are HPV prevention vaccines and those needed for college. HPV vaccines are offered starting at the age of 9. This vaccine helps to prevent human papillomavirus, which has been known to cause cervical and anal cancer as well as genital warts. Young adults going to a university may be required to get a meningitis vaccine to prevent meningococcal disease.

  • Pregnant women: There are multiple injections you should get before your pregnancy to help ensure you are in the best condition to be pregnant; however, you can also get these vaccines while you’re pregnant. These immunizations include the MMR vaccine, whooping cough, and influenza.

  • Those in the healthcare field: If you have a job in healthcare, it may be recommended that you get additional immunizations to protect you from diseases you may be exposed to.

  • Adults and older adults: There are even vaccines designed for adults. For example, the shingles vaccine is for older adults at risk of developing shingles. The virus that causes this condition can make underlying issues worse. Other immunizations adults and older adults may need include influenza, Tdap, pneumococcal, and more.

As people age and go through life, the need for immunization does not disappear but instead evolves with you. At HSNT, we are dedicated to helping you get the necessary immunizations you need for your current stage of life, including COVID-19 vaccines. We also offer vaccines for our patients with weakened or challenged immune systems.

Where can I get family immunizations in Denton, TX?

The term family immunizations cover a lot of different immunizations and situations. If you are entering a new stage of life, you might be in need of a new immunization. At HSNT, we can help. We proudly provide quality medical care for our patients in Denton, Plano, Wylie, and surrounding areas. To schedule an appointment with Health Services of North Texas, click here.