Vaccinations Specialist

Ajay Reddy, M.D. -  - Internal Medicine Physician

Ajay Reddy, M.D.

Internal Medicine Physician located in Rockville, MD

Vaccinations can help prevent serious diseases, some of which can become life-threatening. In Rockville, Maryland, Dr. Ajay Reddy offers quality vaccinations, including flu, pneumonia, and tetanus shots. Vaccinations are a valuable and integral part of your preventive care and wellness plan. Book your appointment online or call today if you’re due for vaccinations or have questions about the best ways to protect your health.

Vaccinations Q & A

What are vaccinations?

Vaccinations are injections that protect you from infectious diseases. Immunization is the term given to the process of being vaccinated and eventually becoming immune to a disease over time.

Vaccinations are an important part of your preventive care. Dr. Reddy can help you to decide whether you’re due for a shot and devise a vaccination plan to assist you in keeping track.

Vaccinations use weakened or dead versions of bacteria or viruses to prepare your body to fight an infection without exposing you to the disease symptoms. The purpose is to prompt your immune system to produce white blood cells called lymphocytes and proteins known as antibodies to fight the foreign invaders.

Why might I need certain vaccinations?

Adult vaccinations are recommended based on a number of factors, such as:

  • Prior vaccinations
  • Age
  • Health
  • Occupation
  • Sexual activity
  • Lifestyle


Dr. Reddy might recommend some vaccinations based on your travel destinations.

Which vaccinations should adults get?

The right vaccinations for you largely depend on your health conditions, age, job, lifestyle, travel habits, and other factors. Adult vaccinations might include:

  • Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B
  • Tetanus
  • Human papillomavirus
  • Influenza
  • Pneumonia
  • Meningococcal
  • Shingles


Dr. Reddy can administer many of these vaccinations collectively in groups for your convenience.

Which vaccination is right for me?

To help Dr. Reddy determine which vaccinations you need, you should inform him if:

  • You’re severely ill or have a chronic illness
  • You’re currently breastfeeding or might be pregnant
  • You’re planning to move abroad
  • You work in certain jobs where you may be exposed to toxic substances
  • You’ve had your spleen removed
  • You’ve recently had a blood transfusion or have severe allergies
  • You’ve recently received other vaccinations


You should also notify Dr. Reddy if you have a weakened immune system due to a medication or medical condition.

What are the benefits of vaccinations?

Vaccinations can lower your risk of infectious diseases and protect you by bolstering your immune system.

Some vaccinations like the flu vaccine are recommended for most people because the flu can be life threatening, particularly for older adults and those with certain chronic illnesses.

Vaccinations provide many benefits and are an excellent way to defend against infectious and deadly viruses. Vaccinations are a safe option for most people.

If you’d like more information or are due for vaccinations, call the office to schedule your personal consultation or book online today.