Vaccines offered in Roseville, CA

Do you need to get caught up on your vaccines, or are you getting ready to leave the country and need special immunizations? John Paul Kelada, MD, AlexandraMary Kelada, DO, and the Roseville Family Healthcare team in Roseville, California, provide vaccine administration for the whole family in a friendly, professional environment. Schedule your vaccination with the team at Roseville Family Healthcare online or over the phone today.

Why are vaccines important?

Vaccines help prevent the spread of preventable, contagious diseases. Staying up to date on your and your children’s immunization schedule doesn’t just keep your family safe, it also helps protect those most vulnerable members of society who can’t get vaccinated, whether they’re immunocompromised, newborns, or struggle with barriers to care.

How do vaccines work?

Composed of weakened or inactivated germs from certain viruses and bacteria, vaccines work by teaching your body how to fight them off without having to experience the full-blown illness. 

Once the vaccine enters your body, your immune system jumps into action and creates antibodies to fight the dead or dying germs. Now, your immune system is ready with the correct antibodies if your body ever comes into contact with these germs at full force.

What vaccines do I need?

Roseville Family Healthcare offers children and adults all vaccines and boosters recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

For children, these include vaccines for:

  • Hepatitis A and B
  • Rotavirus
  • Diphtheria, tetanus, and acellular pertussis (DTaP)
  • Haemophilus Influenzae Type B (Hib)
  • Pneumococcal conjugate
  • Inactivated poliovirus
  • Flu
  • Measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR)
  • Varicella
  • Meningococcal
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV)
  • Moderna COVID 

For adults, these vaccines include:

  • Flu: Once a year
  • Tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (Tdap): Once every 10 years
  • Zoster (for shingles): 1-2 doses after age 50
  • HPV: 2-3 doses in early adulthood
  • Pneumococcal: 1 dose after age 65
  • Moderna Bivalent COVID booster

What should I bring to a vaccination appointment?

You don’t need to do anything special to prepare yourself or your child to get your shots, however, make sure to:

  • Bring your immunization records
  • Inform your doctor of any known allergies
  • Wear loose-fitting clothing or short sleeves for easy access
  • Let the team know about any recent illnesses or recent or upcoming international travel plans

Does getting a vaccine hurt?

Getting a vaccine hurts, but only a little. The initial jab feels like a quick pinch, then it’s over. Afterward, it’s common to experience some soreness in your arm. You may also experience mild symptoms like a low-grade fever.

Many people put off getting vaccinated because they’re afraid of needles. This is a normal fear and nothing to be ashamed of. If you’re nervous about getting a vaccination, communicate your anxiety, and the team at Roseville Family Healthcare will do everything in its power to put you at ease.

Schedule your vaccine visit with Roseville Family Healthcare online or over the phone today.