Vaccines play a critical, recurring role in helping to keep adults and children alike healthy. Vaccines provide an extra layer of protection for you and your loved ones. Vaccines also help prevent the spread of contagious disease. In other words, with a vaccine, you can help protect yourself and others around you.
How Vaccines Work
The short answer is that a vaccine mimics a specific type of infection in the body – in order to teach the body how to recognize the disease to more efficiently respond to it in the future.
A vaccine causes the body to produce antibodies and what are known as “memory cells” (designed to remember the germ in question in case of a future attack). Sometimes, after a vaccination, you may develop minor symptoms, such as a fever, that are similar to what you might experience during a real infection. It can take a few weeks after vaccination for your body to finish building its immunity to a specific type of infection.
Why Vaccines Offer Better Immunity Than the Disease Itself
While both a vaccine and the actual infection offer immunity from future infections, the vaccine is by far the safer option. That’s because natural infections can result in complications that can be severe – and even life-threatening – and it’s impossible to know who may end up with these deadly complications. Vaccines, on the other hand, produce only mild side effects, if any.
Vaccines We Provide
Some of the most common vaccines we offer include those offering protection against:
- Flu (seasonal)
- Hepatitis A and B
- Human papillomavirus (HPV)
- Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR)
- Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (Tdap)
Pop-Up Vaccine Clinics
Not only do C3 Cares providers offer healthcare services on-site are wellness hubs, but we can also provide targeted services for a particular site on a set day and time. Vaccinations are ideal for these types of limited-time, limited-service events. We call these pop-up vaccine clinics.
Currently, we’re focusing on providing COVID-19 vaccinations through these pop-up vaccine clinic events throughout Wards 5, 6, 7 and 8. In the future, we will strive for our pop-up vaccine clinics to serve multiple health needs.
For example, our pop-up vaccine clinics are ideal for workplaces, schools, senior centers, and many more sites. Almost any location where a group of people regularly gather is a potential pop-up vaccine clinic location. Contact us at C3 Cares if your location could benefit from one of our pop-up vaccine clinics.
Vaccines Near You in Washington, D.C.,
Make sure you and your loved ones are protected against illness and disease. Regularly receiving the recommended vaccines can make a dramatic difference for your long-term health.
To get the vaccines you need, call Community Concierge Care (C3 Cares) in Washington, D.C., at (202) 888-6440 or emailing us at email@example.com.