Vaccinations services offered in Glen Burnie, MD

To reduce your risk of getting sick or contracting a disease, consider immunizations at Dr. Bamba’s Health and Medical Center in Glen Burnie, Maryland. N'Dama Bamba, MD, MPH, and the team offer this service to increase your body’s immunity and reduce the risk of getting sick. Schedule an appointment at Dr. Bamba’s Health and Medical Center by phone or request one online today to learn more about immunizations.

Vaccinations Q&A

What are vaccinations?

Vaccinations, also called immunizations, at Dr. Bamba’s Health and Medical Center often contain dead germs, weakened germs, or mRNA that stimulates your body to produce antibodies and protect you from getting sick. Many vaccinations are injections, and some are nasal sprays. 

Common illnesses and diseases vaccinations protect against include:

  • Flu
  • COVID-19
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Diphtheria
  • Rotavirus 
  • Chickenpox
  • Shingles
  • Measles 
  • Mumps
  • Rubella
  • Whooping cough
  • Tetanus
  • Pneumococcal diseases
  • Meningococcal disease
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV)
  • Polio

Dr. Bamba and the team can let you know which vaccinations you’re a candidate for and what schedule to follow to get them.

What are the benefits of vaccinations?

Vaccinations offer numerous benefits for your health and well-being, including:

  • Reduced risk of illnesses and diseases
  • Stronger immune system
  • Minimal risks
  • Minimal to no downtime 

If you do become sick after receiving an immunization, chances are your symptoms will be less severe.

Are vaccinations right for me?

Dr. Bamba and the team determine if you’re a candidate for vaccinations and which are best after discussing your medical history, checking your vital signs, and completing a physical exam. They ask about your vaccination history, the reason for choosing immunizations, and your treatment preferences before tailoring a vaccination regimen.

Unless you’re required to have immunizations for work, school, camp, immigration, or sports, the decision to receive immunizations is entirely up to you. You might follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) vaccination guidelines or a personalized plan.

What happens during vaccination administration?

During vaccination administration, you rest comfortably in a chair or on an exam table. Dr. Bamba or another team member injects substances into your body using a very fine needle, or they have you inhale a nasal mist. Either way, the treatment is simple, fast, and virtually painless.

Afterward, you can resume typical daily activities but may develop mild redness, swelling, or tenderness at the injection site. Common side effects include a low-grade fever, fatigue, and other mild flu-like symptoms for a few days. Call the team at Dr. Bamba’s Health and Medical Center if you experience severe vaccination side effects. 

How often do I need vaccinations?

You may need vaccinations yearly or as a series of two to three injections spaced over time, depending on which type of immunizations you receive. Your provider determines when to schedule the next set of vaccinations based on your customized treatment plan.

Schedule an appointment at Dr. Bamba’s Health and Medical Center by phone or request one online today to determine which vaccinations you need.