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Senior Care 101: The Importance of Updating Immunization

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Getting immunized is important to give our body the resistance and immunity it needs from various diseases. John Muir Health shares that an estimated 45,000 adults die annually from complications due to vaccine-preventable diseases.

This complication also comes from the fact that some adults think that they don’t need the vaccine. However, adults aged 65 and older are at a higher risk of complications from the actual diseases. As such, updating our vaccines annually is of utmost importance.

You can get your vaccine from your doctor’s clinic. Visiting physicians in Farmington Hills, Michigan, can also visit your home to provide the vaccine if you cannot travel.

Here are the most important vaccines any older adult should get annually.

  • Influenza vaccine
    Getting an annual flu vaccine from your healthcare provider in Michigan is necessary since immunity is short-lived and vaccine manufacturers update it every year to make sure it is as effective as possible against the current virus.
  • Pneumococcal vaccine
    Pneumonia is responsible for 60,000 deaths per year. Those who are at high risk should receive the pneumococcal vaccine as a one-time vaccination.
  • Shingles vaccine
    Also known as the Zoster vaccine. This vaccine decreases the risk of having shingles by about 50 percent or at least minimizes its severity.
  • Tdap vaccine
    This vaccine contains components of the tetanus-diphtheria vaccine with the addition of the pertussis component to reduce the risk of whooping cough.

Infinity Visiting Physicians, a provider of home health aide services, provides vaccination care at home. We dedicate our services to improving the lives of our clients and their families.

Should you want to learn more about our services, please feel free to send us a message today!

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