Vaccines play an essential role in keeping us safe from various diseases, by immunizing the population against them. With the COVID-19 pandemic ongoing, the importance of vaccines and their necessity for a smooth public life is more in centre of public discussion than ever before.
Immunization is achieved by introducing the virus or part of the virus in a dormant form in the body of an individual, tricking the immune system into creating antibodies from the real virus. This way, people become immune to diseases or acquire enough antibodies to handle the disease much better, if they are unlucky enough as to encounter it.
How Vaccines & Immunity Work
For most diseases, immunity comes naturally, if and when a person conducts the virus, and their immune system fights it off. Nevertheless, with some diseases, it is very risky to contract them, either due to their severe symptoms and outcomes or due to their ability to spread from one individual to another.
Due to the above, doctors and scientists have strived over the years to develop a range of vaccines and types that could shield us from dangerous viruses, by offering immunization against them. The vaccine types that one can receive today to protect oneself are Whole Pathogen Vaccines, Subunit Vaccines, Nucleic Acid Vaccines and Viral Vectored Vaccines.
Such vaccines have helped us either eradicate or minimize the effect of the following, and many more, diseases: Cholera, Influenza, Measles, Pneumonia, Varicella and others.
Order Your Vaccine With Us Today
At Community Care Pharmacy, we are advocates of vaccines and are pleased to help you acquire immunizations against all the diseases that you must or you feel that you need to. You can call us, reach out through email or order your vaccine online. Alternatively, you can visit one of our locations to get informed about vaccines, get the latest updates on COVID-19 pandemic and get vaccinated.