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Preventing Illness with Vaccines

Keeping up with your immunizations is an important part of your health and wellness. Vaccinations are known to be the most effective defense against a number of diseases.

The following immunizations are available:

  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Zostavax (Shingles)

How Often Should I Receive My Immunizations?

While you may have received certain vaccines as a child, it is important to receive some vaccines again later in life. Doing so keeps your body and immune system trained in fighting viruses, and also helps your body become accustomed to new strains of viruses and bacteria.

Recommended vaccine schedules:

  • Flu vaccine: You should receive a flu vaccine once a year near the start of flu season, which begins in September and ends in May.
  • Shingles vaccine: Adults should receive their first and only shingles vaccine at age 60. You may need it earlier if you have health problems that leave you at a higher risk of shingles.

If you’d like to learn more about the influenza or shingles vaccine, our team of knowledgeable healthcare professionals will be happy to help. Contact us today for more information or to request an appointment. For more information about additional immunization recommendations, contact your primary care provider.