Vaccinations Specialist

Anthony A. Natelli, MD

Internal Medicine & CoolSculpting Specialist located in Wayne, NJ

Anthony A. Natelli, MD, offers a variety of vaccinations at his internal medical office in Wayne, New Jersey, to protect you from contagious and potentially dangerous diseases, like measles and whooping cough. Dr. Natelli customizes a vaccination schedule based on your age and health needs and provides all necessary vaccinations in-office, including travel vaccines and seasonal flu shots. If you need to update your vaccinations or have questions about vaccine safety, schedule a consultation with Dr. Natelli today online or by calling the office.

Vaccinations Q & A

Why do I need vaccinations?

Vaccinations are an important part of preventive health care as they provide protection against contagious diseases. Vaccines introduce your immune system to certain diseases, enabling your body to produce antibodies to successfully fight off the disease should you come into contact with it at a later time.

Many vaccines require a series of injections scheduled over a period of time to fully protect you from disease. Dr. Natelli offers all necessary vaccinations in-office based on your health history and your age, including vaccines to protect against:

  • Polio
  • Mumps
  • Measles
  • Hepatitis
  • Chickenpox
  • Whooping cough

You can also receive vaccinations for protection against the common strains of flu each season.

If you plan to travel outside of the United States, Dr. Natelli can recommend additional vaccinations that protect you from diseases still active in other countries.

Are vaccinations safe?

Before being made available to the public, vaccines are thoroughly tested for safety by the FDA. Receiving a vaccine doesn’t give you the disease, but rather helps you build immunity against it.

If you have an intolerance to any ingredients in a vaccine that would cause health complications, Dr. Natelli can work with you on a plan to protect you from certain diseases.

The most common side effects of a vaccination include some mild discomfort, redness, and bruising at the site of injection, which resolve within a few days.

If you have any questions or concerns about the safety of vaccinations, it’s important that you discuss them with Dr. Natelli.

What are the benefits of vaccinations?

Receiving vaccinations starting soon after birth helps your body recognize diseases and develops your immune system’s defense against them.

In addition to protecting you from diseases and their potential long-term health complications, vaccines also protect the community at large, especially those who aren’t able to be vaccinated due to allergies or existing health issues.

Without proper vaccinations, you are susceptible to potentially dangerous health complications that can result from contagious diseases, including the seasonal flu virus.

To schedule an appointment for routine or travel vaccinations, contact Anthony A. Natelli, MD, today by phone or by requesting a consultation online now.