Archives for Senior Immunizations

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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Senior Immunizations

  Because an estimated 45,000 seniors die each year because of complications from preventable diseases, experts say more needs to be done to educate older loved ones about the benefits of being immunized. As part of an on-going effort to fend off unnecessary infections and diseases, many health care professionals are offering free information to seniors through pamphlets, emails and text messages. Pharmacies and doctor’s offices are some of the most common places to find information about flu shots. And, in most cases, these services are free to the public. Personal education is another way healthcare professionals are teaching older
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