Vaccinations & Titers
Vaccinations and titers for occupational health employee screenings are available at Mobile Health locations nationwide. Get your measles, mumps, rubella, varicella, influenza, hepatitis vaccines or blood titers for your work, school, or organization.
Vaccines and titers are an important component of protecting against communicable diseases. In some environments such as schools and health sensitive workplaces, preventing the spread of certain diseases is extremely important and often required by law.
Common diseases usually vaccinated against in schools and workplaces include measles, mumps, rubella, varicella, and influenza. To prevent redundant or unnecessary vaccination, it’s recommended that individuals get an antibody titer blood test to check for immunity before receiving a vaccination.
A vaccine is substance that creates immunity against certain viral infections without causing catching the disease itself. Their job is to boost the body’s own antibodies to combat the virus when present in the body. Most children are vaccinated at a young age, but different policies may lead to adults without vaccinations against common deadly diseases.
Vaccines contain some weakened or dead viruses that introduce antigens into the body that causes the body to react and fight the foreign antigens. This process teaches the body how to combat the virus the next time it is introduced, effectively making the person immune.
An antibody titer is a laboratory test that measures how many antibodies are in a blood sample. The level of antibodies helps determine a person’s immunity level. If the amount crosses a certain threshold, then the person is immune to the specific antigen (or virus), but if not, then they are at risk of contracting the disease.
For most adults who need to prove immunity for school or work, employers request a titer exam. Although vaccines are reliable at immunizations, only a titer exam can accurate report on immunity. Mobile Health will always recommend a titer to insure proper immunity before vaccinating.