Beth and Howard Braver, MD
Internal Medicine located in Aventura, FL & Hollywood, FL
As a primary care provider, the experienced team of physicians at Beth and Howard Braver, MD, in Aventura and Hollywood, Florida, offers vaccinations for every member of your family. Children and adults alike benefit from vaccinations to help prevent illness and serious health issues. To learn which vaccinations you or your children need to stay healthy, contact the office closest to you, walk in, or use the convenient online booking feature to make an appointment.
What vaccinations does my child need?
Vaccinations are a way to create immunity to help protect your child from certain diseases. Each child is different, but in general, the following immunizations are recommended:
- Hepatitis A and B
- Measles, mumps, and rubella
- Diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (whooping cough)
- Human papillomavirus (HPV)
Your doctor explains when your child needs these vaccines and if they need to be updated with a booster vaccine at a later time. Vaccines usually begin at birth and continue at intervals until your child is 18 years old.
What vaccinations do adults need?
You may think that only children need vaccinations, but your need for immunizations doesn’t end when you’re an adult. Vaccines can protect you from a variety of diseases and illnesses, including:
- Hepatitis A and B
- Tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis
Depending on your age and other risk factors, your provider determines which vaccines you can benefit from at every stage of your life. For example, adults ages 19 and older should get an annual flu vaccine, as well as a tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis booster every 10 years.
Women and men ages 19-26 should get 2-3 doses of the HPV vaccine, depending on your age at the initial vaccination. And, if you were born in 1957 or later, you need 1-2 doses of the measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine up until your early 60s. The shingles vaccine is also recommended for adults who are over 50 years old.
Why do I need a flu vaccine every year?
The influenza virus evolves rapidly, so even if you got a flu shot last year, it may not protect you from this year’s strains of the virus. No matter your age, you need a new flu shot each year so you can protect yourself against the current virus and stay as healthy as possible during flu season.
To schedule needed vaccinations for yourself and every member of your family, call the Beth and Howard Braver, MD, office location closest to you, walk in, or book an appointment online today.