IMMUNIZATIONS AND VACCINATIONS
Whether you want to protect your children from a common illness or need to prepare for a trip overseas, vaccination is one of the safest and most effective lines of defense against many dangerous diseases, from rabies to the common flu.
Medical Center of Marin offers the following immunizations/vaccinations:
Tuberculosis (TB), TB skin test
MMR (Measles, Mumps & Rubella)
How can vaccinations help me?
A vaccination stimulates an immune system response to a specific virus, creating antibodies to fight off the virus if you become exposed later in life. Vaccines today contain the same or similar germs that cause certain diseases, but the germs are either dead, weakened, or incomplete, which means that transmission of the virus itself is not possible via the vaccine.
Though vaccinations can be a very personal decision - it's important to remember that vaccinations can be credited for the near-eradication of certain diseases in the United States, such as polio, smallpox, and tuberculosis (TB). Many peoples lives are saved every year by having an annual flu shot.
Please bring any records you have available of your childhood and adult immunizations to our Marin County office.
You may also call our office at 415-886-4952 X 16, if you need additional assistance.