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Senior Immunization: How In-Home Care Can Help

Senior Immunization: How In-Home Care Can Help

Our immune system does not work quite the way it used to as we grow older. So, it is very much important to get the right information on how you can work out your body’s immunity to achieve protection from catching common viruses that are making the rounds. Also, immunizations would keep your bodies from developing more serious health conditions such as cancer and pneumonia.

Home With Help believes that getting immunized is a life-long and life-protecting responsibility for yourself. Ask your provider of personal care services in the greater Scottsdale, Phoenix AZ on how you can make sure you have had all the vaccinations you need.

In accordance to the vaccination recommendations by the National Institute of Aging (NIA), elders highly need immunizations for:

  • Pneumococcal vaccine
    Pneumococcus is the bacteria causing pneumonia which is scientifically considered as a serious threat to older adults. Pneumonia is still the leading cause of death among diseases which are in fact, preventable by vaccine.
    You will only need to receive the pneumonia vaccine once in your lifetime for most cases. However, if you have received it under the age of 55, you might want to ask your doctor on getting a shot in your later years.
  • Influenza
    You should get this shot during early fall. Most experts say that getting immunized in late-September or early-October could be protected against early outbreaks of the flu.
  • Tdap
    Tdap vaccine protects you from diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis particularly when you are regularly around infants and small children. This vaccine can be administered every ten years.
  • Shingles
    You know how painful shingles can be. Seniors who are struggling with chronic health conditions are at higher risks for shingles. This vaccine is usually good for about 10 years of protection.

There are so many factors why older adults need vaccines or immunizations. Also, there are newer vaccines available today which were not available when they were children and given that our immunity to certain diseases fade over time, seniors might really need to be re-vaccinated to stay protected. You can ask your caregiver who provides personal care services in the greater Scottsdale, Phoenix AZ!

There is no age limit in visiting your doctor for protective immunizations because we are vulnerable to certain diseases such as the flu at any age. Know more on how you can immunizations right at home, call Home With Help today! We are a quality provider of personal care services in the greater Scottsdale, Phoenix AZ!

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