Vaccinations Specialist

Occupational Health Services Medical Group

Jatin Bhatt, MD, MBA

Urgent Care & Occupational Medicine Center located in Lynwood, CA

Vaccinations are an important component of primary care that protects you and others from potentially life-threatening communicable diseases. At Occupational Health Services Medical Group in Lynwood, California, Jatin Bhatt, MD, MBA, and the team believe that vaccinations are just as important for adults as children. If you need to update your immunizations, use the online scheduling tool to book an appointment or call the office today.

Vaccinations Q&A

What are vaccinations?

Vaccinations are an easy and effective way to keep your employees healthy. They train the immune system to identify potentially harmful substances like fungi, bacteria, and viruses. 

Vaccinations are administered via injection and trigger the production of antibodies — proteins that help fight off infection. They help prevent your employees from getting sick. In addition, vaccinations protect your team members’ friends, family, and the community by lowering the risk of transmission.

Many people think vaccinations are only for children and teens, but they’re just as important for adults. By encouraging your team to stay up-to-date on their vaccinations, they can live happy, healthy, and active lives.

How do vaccinations work?

Vaccinations teach the body to recognize new diseases. They prime immune cells to identify specific antigens responsible for infection and instruct the immune system to develop a comprehensive plan of attack. 

The majority of vaccines expose the body to a safe variation of a virus or bacteria in the form of a weakened, dead, or inactivated pathogen. Over time, the body builds an adaptive immune response and line of defense.

What are some of the most common vaccinations?

At Occupational Health Services Medical Group, the team offers many vaccinations, including:

  • Flu vaccine
  • Hepatitis A vaccine
  • Hepatitis B vaccine
  • Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis (DTaP) vaccine
  • Tetanus and Diphtheria vaccine
  • Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) vaccine
  • Varicella (Chicken Pox) vaccine
  • Meningococcal vaccine
  • Polio vaccine

Your employees can also access the pneumonia vaccine.

What vaccines do I need?

The vaccines that will most benefit your team members depend on their age, health history, and occupation. 

Following a physical exam, a review of their medical records, and a discussion of their job and lifestyle, the team can make recommendations that align with your employees’ needs

Regardless of your employees’ health status, the team recommends getting a flu vaccine every year.

Are vaccinations safe?

Vaccinations are safe and typically well-tolerated. Before being released to the general public, they undergo rigorous testing and review by qualified scientists, researchers, and medical professionals. 

Side effects are rare and usually mild. Your employee might experience a small bruise or soreness at the injection site, but this should subside within a day. 

What’s more, the team at Occupational Health Services Medical Group adheres to the best practices and guidelines established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 

If it’s time to update your team’s vaccinations, request a consultation at Occupational Health Services Medical Group. Book an appointment with the online scheduling tool or call the office today.