Vaccinate Against Preventable Diseases
Dr. Kathleen Vanier follows recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention regarding vaccinations. She believes that immunizations can protect children and adults from developing – and spreading – preventable diseases. Our office offers some immunizations including Influenza, SHINGRIX, Pneumovax.
Dr. Vanier can explain each immunization recommendation in depth and provide information about the benefits and potential risks of each one.
- Influenza: seasonal flu vaccine, recommended every year. This vaccine is especially vital
for those at risk of developing complications from the flu:
- Weak immune system
- Over age 65
- Heart or lung disease
- Liver or kidney disorders
- Live in nursing home or long-term care facility
- TDaP: Tetanus, Diphtheria and acellular Pertussis (whooping cough) for people ages 11-65.
- Pneumovax: pneumonia vaccine for age 65+ or adults with chronic conditions
- Shingrix®: shingles vaccine for people age 50 and over
We can also let you know what types of immunizations are advisable if you plan to travel outside the United States. To get up-to-date immunizations for yourself or a loved one, contact us today to schedule an appointment.