Immunizations Specialist

Sherman Oaks Family Medicine, Inc.

Family Medicine & Board Certified Family Medicine Physicians located in Sherman Oaks, CA

If you’re worried about you or your children contracting a communicable disease, the highly-trained team at Sherman Oaks Family Medicine, Inc. in Sherman Oaks, California, is here for you. Board-certified family medicine physician Donna Cashdan, DO, and her staff offer immunizations for many different diseases. To schedule an immunization-related appointment, call the office or book online today.

Immunizations Q & A

What are immunizations?

Immunizations, or vaccinations, are shots or nasal mists that contain dead or weakened germs to help your body develop immunity to specific illnesses and diseases. Even if you contract an illness you’ve been vaccinated for, your symptoms are often much less severe.

Which immunizations are right for me?

To determine which vaccines are right for you or your child, the team at Sherman Oaks Family Medicine, Inc. discusses your medical history, past vaccinations, risk factors, lifestyle, and preferences. 

Some of the numerous immunizations available at Sherman Oaks Family Medicine, Inc. include:

  • Hepatitis A and B
  • Measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR)
  • Varicella 
  • Rotavirus
  • Diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (DTaP)
  • Flu
  • Pneumococcal
  • Meningococcal 
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV) 
  • Poliovirus

You and your family can follow national immunization guidelines or request a personalized vaccine regimen based on what works best for your availability and comfort level.

Are immunizations required?

The decision to get vaccinated is entirely yours. However, some schools, daycares, camps, and jobs may require up-to-date immunizations. Sherman Oaks Family Medicine, Inc. works with you to develop a vaccination schedule you feel comfortable with. They have your best interest in mind, as you have a voice in your care.

What should I expect during vaccine administration?

During vaccination administration, you relax on a comfortable exam table or chair. Your doctor uses a needle to inject you with a vaccine or has you or your child breathe in a nasal mist. Doing so exposes you to germs and builds immunity. 

Immunizations are fast and virtually painless in most cases. To ensure optimal effectiveness, some vaccines require multiple doses spaced apart over time. 

What happens after getting vaccinated?

Vaccines offered at Sherman Oaks Family Medicine, Inc. are safe, FDA approved, and highly effective. However, you might experience some swelling or redness at the injection site after receiving a vaccine. You or your child may also have a low-grade fever, feel tired, or get a headache, but these side effects are temporary.

To learn more about immunizations and find out which vaccines are right for you or your child, call Sherman Oaks Family Medicine, Inc., or request an appointment online today.