Category Archives: Vaccines

Flu Shots for Older Adults in 2018-2019

October is the time of year for the flu vaccine. Individuals 65 and older are at greater risk of serious complications from the flu. Flu seasons can vary in severity, but during most seasons, those 65 an older bear the … Continue reading

Posted in Flu Vaccine, Vaccines | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Everything You Need to Know about the Flu Shot in 2018-2019

The 2017-2018 flu season was a bad one. The dominant viral strain, H3N2, was an especially severe form of influenza, which lead to widespread and serious illness across the U.S. According to the CDC, the flu and its complications killed … Continue reading

Posted in Flu Vaccine, Vaccines | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Back-to-School Immunizations: Now is the Time!

When you are getting your kids ready for the upcoming school year, make sure to include back-to-school vaccination appointments on your checklist. Vaccines are often thought of as something for babies and young children. However, pre-teens and teens also need … Continue reading

Posted in Children, Family Care, Vaccines | Tagged | Leave a comment

National Immunization Awareness Month: Back-to-School Vaccinations

August is National Immunization Awareness Moth (NIAM), which is an annual observance to highlight the importance of vaccination for people of all ages. Therefore, we will discuss National Immunization Awareness Month and back-to-school vaccinations.

Posted in Vaccines | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Shingles and the Zostavax Vaccine

Shingles is a viral infection that results in a painful rash. This can occur anywhere on the body. However, shingles most often appears as a simple strip of blisters that wraps around either side of your torso. We will discuss … Continue reading

Posted in Shingles Vaccine, Vaccines | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

How the Flu Vaccine Works, Symptoms of the Flu and When to Get Vaccinated

Influenza (flu) is a potentially life threatening illness and contagious disease of the respiratory tract caused by a virus. Each year, influenza causes serious infection and death around the globe, usually in the winter months (seasonal influenza).

Posted in Flu Vaccine, Vaccines | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Importance of the Flu and Pneumonia Vaccines

Over the past 50 years, immunization has saved more than a billion lives and prevented countless illnesses and disabilities in the United States. An overwhelming majority of health professionals, medical researchers and professional medical organizations (such as the American Academy … Continue reading

Posted in Flu Vaccine, Pneumococcal Vaccine, Vaccines | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Required School Vaccinations

A routine physical involves examining your child’s immunization records and ensuring that he or she is up to date with all required immunizations. This may be information that is required for your school to admit your child in the fall. … Continue reading

Posted in Children, Family Care, Vaccines | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Should Your Child Be Vaccinated?

With a large percentage of parents following unfounded claims about the risks of vaccination, many parents are rethinking its necessity. Are vaccines really safe? Are they even necessary in the modern world? Here’s what you need to know about vaccinating … Continue reading

Posted in Vaccines | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Why Should You Vaccinate?

To Vaccinate or Not to Vaccinate, That is the Question. The decision whether to vaccinate your children is one most every parent in the United States is asked to make.  For many, this is a personal choice with significant

Posted in Vaccines | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment