Immunizations are highly recommended for any patient who wants to maintain optimal health while avoiding serious or potentially deadly diseases. Both children and adults need to have the recommended immunizations on a regular schedule, and Eastowne Family Physicians, PA in Charlotte, North Carolina is here to help. Dr. Tagbo J. Ekwonu provides immunizations for infants through adults in the NoDa, Eastway, and Plaza Midwood areas. Call our office, or use the convenient online scheduling tool to make an appointment for your immunizations.
A child's first immunizations are usually administered at the time of birth. After that, Dr. Ekwonu can provide regular immunizations for your child based on the schedule recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC.) This schedule includes immunizations at the following points in a child's life:
The children's immunization schedule recommended by the CDC includes:
Patients of all ages need to have a yearly influenza immunization. Other necessary immunizations can vary greatly depending upon what type of immunizations you had as a child and upon your risk factors. If you didn't receive immunizations for the following diseases as a child, Dr. Ekwonu can administer them to you now as an adult.
If additional risk factors are present, certain other immunizations may be recommended for adults. These include:
Dr. Ekwonu is happy to design a customized immunization schedule for you as an adult, based on your current health and your immunization history.
Side effects are typically quite minor and short-lived. Some patients do experience symptoms including the following:
If your side effects are severe or long-lasting, please contact Eastowne Family Physicians, PA for guidance right away. The bottom line regarding immunizations for both children and adults is that the benefits of disease prevention far outweigh the inconvenience of any minor side effects.
Use the easy online appointment maker or call the Eastowne Family Physicians, PA office to arrange immunizations for you or your child anytime.