Immunization Specialist

Raad Ausi, MD -  - Internal Medicine

Ausi Medical Center

Raad Ausi, MD

Internal Medicine & Aesthetics located in Troy, MI

Preventive health care is an important factor in your short-term and long-term health. At Ausi Medical Center in Troy, Michigan, Raad Ausi, MD, offers a variety of preventive medical services to protect your health and wellness, including all necessary immunizations. Dr. Ausi works with both children and adults on an appropriate schedule for immunizations to increase immunity against contagious diseases like polio and chickenpox. To learn more about the benefits of immunizations, schedule an appointment online or by phone at Ausi Medical Center today.

Immunization Q & A

Why are immunizations important?

Immunizations are the first line of defense for protecting your health from contagious diseases, like measles and mumps. Many of the immunizations are given soon after birth when a child’s immune system is still developing to prevent infections with disease when their bodies can’t.

Throughout your childhood and adulthood, you can expect to receive additional vaccinations to protect you from potentially serious diseases like:

  • Polio
  • Mumps
  • Measles
  • Hepatitis
  • Diphtheria
  • Chickenpox
  • Whooping cough

The staff at Ausi Medical Center also offers seasonal immunizations to protect you against infection from the influenza virus.

By introducing the body to certain antigens, immunizations help the immune system recognize certain diseases and strengthen your ability to fight them off.

How often does my child need immunizations?

Following the guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Ausi creates a schedule for immunizations starting soon after birth and into adulthood.

Dr. Ausi also takes into consideration your existing health, age, and lifestyle when designing an immunization schedule. If you have allergies that prevent you from receiving immunization, he can provide additional resources and recommendations to keep you healthy without the vaccine.

If you and your family are planning to travel outside of the United States, you may need additional immunizations against certain diseases that are common in areas outside of the country.

Seasonal flu immunizations are available each year to protect you from specific strains of the flu virus common in the population.

Are immunizations safe?

Immunizations are tested and researched before being made available to the public. If you aren’t properly immunized against contagious disease, your risk of contracting serious and even life-threatening health complications increases.

Side effects of immunizations are minimal and the most common issues that arise after immunizations include bruising and discomfort at the injection site and a low-grade fever, all of which resolve on their own within a few days.

If you have any questions about immunizing your child or the safety of immunizations, it’s important that you have an open discussion with Dr. Ausi before making your decision.

To get up-to-date on your immunizations or to schedule vaccinations for your child, call Ausi Medical Center today or request an appointment online now.

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