Vaccinations strengthen your immune system and defend against contagious illnesses caused by viruses and bacteria. At Leading MDs in Goodyear, Tempe, Sun City, and Mesa, Arizona, the primary care providers offer vaccinations to adults, including seasonal flu shots, COVID-19 vaccines, and immunizations for measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR). Call the nearest office to schedule a vaccination appointment. Online booking is coming soon!
Yes. Vaccinations teach your immune system to identify and defend against harmful invaders, like viruses and bacteria.
Vaccinations expose your body to harmless amounts of a specific substance, like an inactivated virus. When a vaccine enters your body, your immune system reacts by creating antibodies –– proteins that protect you from infection.
A vaccine helps you prepare for a future illness. Should your immune system encounter the same virus or bacteria in the future, it knows how to attack it and stop it from spreading.
Leading MDs administers a variety of vaccinations to adults, including:
Your Leading MDs provider might recommend the shingles vaccine or the pneumococcal vaccine if you’re 50 or older.
Before making any vaccination recommendations, your Leading MDs provider reviews your medical records and completes a physical exam. After gathering the necessary information, they develop a personalized vaccine schedule.
Most adults who visit the doctor at least once a year are up-to-date on their vaccines. As a result, you might only need the seasonal flu shot or the COVID-19 vaccine.
However, If it’s been a few years since your last checkup or you have chronic health problems that increase your risk of contagious illness, additional vaccinations might be necessary.
Vaccinations are administered in two ways –– injections (shots) and nasal sprays.
Before your Leading MDs provider administers the shot or nasal spray, they explain what to expect.
If you’re getting a shot, your provider cleans and sterilizes a spot on your upper arm. Then, they use a thin needle to prick your skin and administer the vaccine. The vaccination enters your bloodstream in a liquid form and starts bolstering your immune system immediately.
If you’re getting a nasal spray vaccine, your provider gently slides a small plastic device into one of your nostrils. Then, they ask you to breathe in while they carefully squeeze the device. The device emits a fine mist that you inhale.
Both types of vaccines go to work instantly, providing a line of defense against contagious illnesses.
Call the nearest Leading MDs office to schedule a vaccination appointment, or book your visit online today.