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Vaccinations Specialist

Seby Medical Center

Family Medicine & Cardiology located in Roseland, Chicago, IL & Downers Grove, IL

Getting vaccinated for certain illnesses and diseases can greatly reduce your risk of getting sick. At Seby Medical Center in the Roseland area of Chicago, Illinois, family medicine specialists Sebastian Joseph, MD, and Amit Vyas, MD, offer a wide array of vaccinations for children, teenagers, and adults of all ages. To learn more, call the office for an appointment or book one online today.

Vaccinations Q & A

What are vaccinations?

Vaccines may contain weakened or dead germs or other substances that cause your body to develop immunity against certain types of illnesses. Vaccinations work by stimulating your body to manufacture specific antibodies against viruses or bacteria which lowers your risk of contracting those diseases and illnesses.

Which vaccinations are available?

Some of the many types of vaccinations available at Seby Medical Center include:

  • Flu 
  • COVID-19
  • Chickenpox
  • Tetanus
  • DTaP and Tdap
  • Hepatitis A and B
  • Hib
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV)
  • Meningococcal and pneumococcal
  • Measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR)
  • Polio
  • Rotavirus
  • Shingles

Your Seby Medical Center specialist can let you know which vaccines are a good choice for you or your child based on age and risk factors. 

What should I expect when getting a vaccine?

There’s no special preparation needed before receiving a vaccination, which are typically injections. Your provider gently inserts a tiny needle into your arm, leg, or other part of your body. They slowly inject a substance beneath your skin, often into the muscle.

Each vaccination takes just a few seconds to administer and there’s little to no downtime aftward. You or your child might receive more than one vaccination during an appointment at Seby Medical Center.

What happens after I receive a vaccination?

After receiving a vaccination that’s a shot, you can expect temporary redness, swelling, or soreness at the injection site. With some vaccines you may also notice body aches, fatigue, chills, or a mild fever. 

Follow your provider’s instructions on whether it’s appropriate to try over-the-counter pain relievers to reduce any symptoms. Call your doctor if vaccine side effects are severe or get worse. 

Which vaccines are right for me?

Your Seby Medical Center specialist works with you to determine which vaccinations might be a good fit for you or your children. The decision to get vaccinated is entirely yours. Your provider reviews the pros and cons of each vaccine with you so you can make an informed decision about your health.

If you’re interested in vaccinations for yourself or your children, you can rely on the experts at Seby Medical Center. Call the practice or book an appointment online right now.