Shots may hurt a little, but the diseases they can prevent can hurt much more! Therefore, immunization shots, or vaccinations, are essential to staying healthy. They protect against things like measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis B, polio and much more. Your immune system helps your body fight germs by producing substances to battle them. Once this happens, your immune system "remembers" the germ and can fight it again if it ever comes back into your body. Vaccines contain germs that have been killed or weakened, and when given to a healthy person, the vaccine triggers the immune system to respond and thus builds immunity.

At Gulf Coast Medical Group, we offer vaccinations for the flu, pneumonia and tetanus, to name a few. Flu season is here... don't put it off any longer - come today and get your vaccination!