Immunisation

Vaccines save lives.

How do immunisations work?

Vaccines work by exposing our bodies to small, safe, inactive doses of bacteria or virus that can cause disease. In response, our white blood cells activate and begin to make antibodies. These antibodies remain in our immune system, and are able to respond immediately if exposed to the active disease in the future. In other words, the vaccine tricks our body into thinking it is under assault, and the immune system responds by making a weapon which is on standby for future infection. The reason why there isn’t a ‘one vaccine fix all’ solution, is that the antibodies created by the body are specific to each particular disease. Further, some diseases, such as influenza (the flu), change enough to make existing antibodies ineffective. This is why we need flu shots every year.

At MyDoc, we understand that not everyone is OK with having injections and that the thought of them can create some anxiety. This is one of the benefits of our homely, relaxing space along with our caring staff who will support you through the process from start to finish.

Expertise:

  • Childhood Immunisations
  • Adult Immunisations
  • Flu Vaccine
  • Travel Immunisations
  • Shingles Immunisations
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