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Am I Up to Date on My Immunizations?

Who are Immunizations for? While the COVID vaccine has been top of mind recently, there’s a whole lineup of vaccines that protect infants, children, teens, parents, and the elderly from sixteen harmful diseases that can even lead to hospitalization or death. Certain conditions such as age, job, or lifestyle, can play into a person’s risk for certain diseases. Based on specific criteria, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has created guidelines for what immunizations to get and when to get them. Ultimately, immunizations are designed to be accessible to everyone, barring certain health reasons.   Check to See
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Flu Vaccination Week

What is Flu Vaccination Week and Why Does it Matter? This year’s National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW) is from December 5th to December 11th. It’s a week that is observed annually in December to remind everyone 6 months and older that there is still time to get vaccinated against the flu. Vaccination is of heightened importance for people who are at higher risk of developing serious flu complications. This includes people with chronic conditions such as asthma, diabetes, and heart disease. In previous flu seasons 9 out of 10 adults hospitalized for flu had at least one underlying medical condition.
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5 Tips for Seniors to Stay Healthy During Flu Season

  Fall is here and aside from all the things we love like the cool breeze, leaves changing colors, and candles, it comes with one thing we all dread: Flu season. Don’t let the flu ruin your fall season, use these 5 tips to prevent you and your loved ones from getting sick.   Get vaccinated with the Flu shot. The flu vaccine is one effective way to prevent yourself from getting sick. The Center for Disease Control recommends getting vaccinated early in the season, because it can take up to about two weeks for your body to fully become
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