If you have any questions regarding the information bellow contact Fulton County Public Health at 518-736-5720

From the NYS Health Dept:

Childhood Immunization Schedule Adult Immunization Schedule

How do Vaccines work?
Facts
There are a series of steps that your body goes through in fighting off a vaccine-preventable disease:

First

A vaccine is given by a shot or liquid by mouth. An alternative needle-free route is the use of inhalation by aerosol and powder. Most vaccines contain a weakened or dead disease germ or part of a disease germ. Other vaccines use inactivated toxins. Some of the bacteria that cause disease do so by producing toxins that invade the bloodstream.

Next

The body makes antibodies against the weakened or dead germs in the vaccine.

 

Then

These antibodies can fight the real disease germs -- which can be lurking all around -- if they invade the child's body. The antibodies will know how to destroy them and the child will not become ill. Most vaccines don't cause the diseases that are usually caused by viruses and bacteria.

 

Finally

Protective antibodies stay on guard in the child’s body to safeguard it from the real disease germs.

After exposure to a live, weakened, or dead germ, the antibodies or memory cells fight infectious diseases and usually stay in a person's immune system for a lifetime. This protects a person from getting sick again. This protection is called immunity.

 

How to get an immunization

At Fulton County Public Health, immunizations are provided to persons of all ages at a nominal fee or at no cost to those who qualify.  This clinic provides vaccinations for measles, mumps, rubella, polio, diphtheria, pertussis, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, H. Influenza, prevnar, varicella, influenza and tetanus to meet education requirements for children 2 months of age or older.Children must be accompanied by a parent or legal 

 guardian. (This includes adult siblings, aunts, uncles, and grandparents only). Previous immunization records if available are needed. In addition, for adults at risk Fulton County Public Health provides Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, and the Hepatitis A/B Combination (Twinrix) vaccines.  Fulton County Public Health provides the Rabies vaccine for pre-exposure to individuals in need for a fee and free of cost for individuals considered at risk because of exposure to a rabid animal.  

 Patients are required to meet exposure guidelines for Fulton County Public Health to pay for the post-exposure vaccine. Appointments are available during theday and at a monthly evening clinic at our office. 

  An appointment can be scheduled by calling 518-736-5720 Monday through Friday between the hours of 8am and 4pm.  

 

For More Information

Vaccine Information Sheets can be found at www.immunize.org/vis/index.htm

The Childhood Vaccination Schedule can be found at www.health.state.ny.us/nysdoh/immun/lifespan/pdf/2378_childhood.pdf

The Adult Vaccination Schedule can be found at www.health.state.ny.us/nysdoh/immun/lifespan/pdf/2391b_adult.pdf

For an interactive Vaccination Schedule for your child go to http://www2a.cdc.gov/nip/scheduler_le/default.asp

For information about what would happen if the public stopped getting immunizations go to http://www.cdc.gov/nip/publications/fs/gen/WhatIfStop.htm