Vaccinations & Titers
Vaccinations and titers for occupational health employee screenings are available at Mobile Health locations across New York and nationwide. Get your measles, mumps, rubella, varicella, influenza, hepatitis vaccines or blood titers for your work, school, or organization.
Vaccines and titers play an important role in 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, individuals should get an antibody titer blood test to check for immunity before receiving a vaccination.
A vaccine creates immunity against certain viral infections without causing the disease itself. The vaccine boosts the body’s own antibodies to combat the virus when present in the body. Most children receive vaccinations at a young age. However, 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. This 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); if not, then they run the 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 as immunizations, only a titer exam accurately reports on immunity. Mobile Health will always recommend a titer to insure proper immunity before vaccinating.