Immunizations, also called vaccinations, are given to protect you from diseases. These are started just after birth and continue until around the age of 18. After that occasional boosters are required in adulthood such as a tetanus shot Vaccines contain small amounts of a weakened or dead organisms or particles that help you form antibodies. Your immune system uses these antibodies to fight the disease when you are exposed to the organisms in future. Some immunizations are given only once, while others require several treatments over a period of time. At Five Star we have all the vaccines you will need and can answer any questions that you have about them.