Immunizations Specialist

Esteban Berberian, MD, PA -  - Internal Medicine

Esteban Berberian, MD, PA

Internal Medicine located in Channelview, TX

Getting vaccinated for illnesses can dramatically reduce your risk of getting sick or developing severe symptoms. Board-certified internal medicine specialist Esteban N Berberian, MD, PA, offers various immunizations to keep you as healthy as possible. Call his office in Channelview, Texas, today to schedule an appointment or book one online.

Immunizations Q&A

What are immunizations?

Immunizations, also called vaccinations and vaccines, are substances your provider injects into your body to enhance its development of antibodies. Antibodies are your body’s natural defense system, protecting you against certain illnesses and diseases.

Immunizations can contain mRNA, weakened viruses, dead viruses, or other substances. If you do get sick after being vaccinated, your symptoms are usually less severe.

What are the standard immunizations?

Disease for which immunizations are available from Dr. Berberian include:

  • Flu
  • COVID-19
  • Measles
  • Mumps
  • Rubella
  • Shingles
  • Pneumococcal pneumonia
  • Meningococcal disease
  • Chickenpox (varicella)
  • Tetanus
  • Smallpox
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV)
  • Rotavirus
  • Pertussis
  • Polio
  • Diphtheria
  • Hepatitis A, B, and C

Some vaccines protect you against more than one kind of illness. Dr. Berberian lets you know which vaccines you and your family need.

Are immunizations right for me?

The decision to receive immunizations is entirely up to you. But your school or workplace can require you to have certain vaccines. Dr. Berberian offers recommendations based on your medical history, lifestyle, and preferences. He works with you to tailor a personalized vaccine regimen that’s right for you.

What happens during vaccine administration?

The process of receiving immunizations is fast, simple, and virtually painless. Using a very fine needle, Dr. Berberian injects substances into your body, often in your upper arm.

Some vaccines are available as a nasal mist you breathe in. You might prefer nasal sprays if you dislike needles or they make you feel queasy. Not all immunizations are available as a mist.

What should I expect after receiving immunizations?

There’s no downtime after receiving immunizations, so you can resume your daily routine immediately. However, you could develop redness or experience swelling at the site of the injection, a low-grade fever, fatigue, or other mild cold-like symptoms. Call Dr. Berberian if you develop severe symptoms that indicate an allergic reaction.

You may need more than one dose of an immunization spaced apart overtime to gain the most protection from the vaccine. Dr. Berberian lets you know if you need repeat doses and when to schedule them.

Call Esteban N Berberian, MD, PA, today or book an appointment online to learn more about immunizations and determine which are best for you.