As we get older, we are at a higher risk for vaccine preventable diseases due to lifestyle and other health conditions. The need for vaccinations does not end in childhood. Vaccines are recommended throughout our lives based on age, lifestyle, occupation, travel destinations, medical conditions and vaccines received in the past.
All adults should get vaccines to protect their health. Even healthy adults can become seriously ill, and can pass certain illnesses on to others. Everyone should have their vaccination needs assessed at their doctor’s office, pharmacy or other visits with healthcare providers. Certain vaccines are recommended based on a person’s age, occupation or health conditions such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), diabetes or heart disease.
Vaccination is important because it not only protects the person receiving the vaccine, but also helps prevent the spread of disease, especially to those that are most vulnerable to serious complications such as infants and young children, elderly, and those with chronic conditions and weakened immune systems.
All adults, including pregnant women, should get the influenza (flu) vaccine each year to protect against seasonal flu.
Talk with your pharmacist today about which vaccines are right for you, and help prevent the spread of infectious diseases.
Your Flu Shot Will Help Others!
Get your Flu Shot at Melrose Pharmacy from October 1 thru December 31 and we will donate $1 to Aunt Rita's foundation!