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Injections Santa Monica, CA

No one enjoys getting an injection; however, they provide protection against disease that is well worth the moment of discomfort. Comprehensive injections or immunizations allow your body to build up antibodies to fight off disease that would otherwise leave you or your child severely incapacitated. In some cases, the disease could be fatal.

The list of comprehensive injections includes immunization against:

  • Influenza
  • Tetanus
  • Hepatitis
  • Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis
  • Shingles (for adults over 50)
  • Pneumococcal pneumonia for adults over 65
  • Hepatitis B for diabetics and at-risk adults

Some adults may also need a vitamin B-12 injection. It does not directly prevent any disease, but it is necessary for healthy cells, blood and nerves. It also helps the body manufacture energy from fat and carbohydrates and is essential for making new protein.

Multiple Injections for Children

Babies and young children may receive more than one injection during a visit to the doctor. At this early stage of life, children easily get sick from diseases. Newborns have antibodies from their mothers, protecting them against some illnesses, but they are only temporary and are gone within a few months.

Some vaccines are combined, such as DTap, which is diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis. Another is trivalent IPV. This combines three strains of inactivated polio vaccine into one injection. Another combined injection is MMR, measles-mumps-rubella.

During one visit, your child may receive two injections, usually in two separate limbs. This gives your child protection against multiple diseases at once, and it means fewer visits to the doctor’s office. It is also less traumatic for your child than getting several injections over multiple trips to the doctor.

Safe and Effective

For children and adults, getting multiple vaccines at once is both safe and effective. Research has been conducted to study the effect of administering multiple vaccines at once in various combinations. Results show that no chronic health problems are caused by the injections and they are as effective in combination as they are separately.

Comprehensive injections provide lasting health benefits. If you or your children are not current with your immunizations, contact the office of Dr. Brent J. Michael and schedule an appointment.

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Brent J. Michael, MD

4.7 / 5.0

Based on 25 reviews

Ashly Tucker

I've interacted with Dr. Michael and his staff on several occasions and they have all been nothing but pleasant! Keep up the good work guys! I'll be sending anyone I know who needs a Dr. in Santa Monica your way!

Dolores Niece

Dr. Michael is a brilliant, compassionate doctor who listens and cares for his patient. I have never experienced this quality of medical care anywhere. The staff was very accommodating and made me feel very comfortable. He is the best family physician that we have ever had.

Greg Kove

Dr. Michael is not your average doctor. I feel fortunate to have enjoyed Dr. Michael as my primary GP for over 6 years and have found him to be extremely trustworthy, personable, knowledgeable, honest, thorough, compassionate and non-judgmental. He takes the time to talk to you and to listen to all of your concerns. Dr. Michael is someone you can talk with and he really cares about each one of his patients. He listens and provides suggestions. A patient couldn't ask for a more caring physician than Dr. Michael. The entire office staff is extremely friendly, personable and accommodating. Dr. Michael is a great doctor, mentor and friend. I'm glad I have him as my primary care provider! I am forever grateful to Dr. Michael and strongly recommend him to anyone who desires personalized care.

Gini Holtzman

Dr. Michael takes time to listen, diagnose, and prescribe the best treatment possible. He made me feel comfortable talking to him about all of my health concerns and I left my appointment with answers to all of my questions. Dr Michael really understood what I was feeling both emotionally and physically and communicated that understanding to me.

Jose Hernandez

Dr. Michaels is easy to talk to, down-to-earth as well as smart and competent. It feels more like you’re getting good advice from a personal friend who is also a licensed physician. I have been recommending him to friends and family for years now and with absolutely no complaints. He is always able to fit me into his schedule and help me as promptly as possible. I haven’t had to wait more than twenty minutes after checking in to see him. He is very knowledgeable and polite and is willing to answer all of my questions without being rude or cold.

Alex D.

Dr. Michael is very friendly and easy to talk to. His staff is great and his nurse was absolutely wonderful. I didn’t catch her name but she was quick, very efficient and friendly! I will definitely be sticking around with this doc for as long as I can

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Brent J. Michael, MD

2001 Santa Monica Blvd, Suite 1260W
Santa Monica, CA 90404

310-829-7777

310-829-9951

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