Immunizations

  • Flu vaccinations


    Every year, the influenza virus undergoes evolution, which results in changing strains becoming the most common. Because the virus is so capable of changing, the effectiveness of any given vaccine formulation is typically limited to around one year. Getting vaccinated against the influenza viruses that are expected to be the most widespread in a given year is a smart idea. Those who are at a higher risk of complications from influenza, such as young children and the elderly, are highly encouraged to get vaccinated against the virus with an influenza vaccine.


    Pneumonia


    It is critical for the prevention of pneumonia in both children and adults to receive vaccinations against pneumonia. The incidence of pneumonia in children has dropped significantly as a direct result of vaccinations administered during the first year of life. Because many people become sick from children, the vaccination of children against Streptococcus pneumoniae has also resulted to a drop in the incidence of these diseases in adults. This is because many adults get sick from children. It is advised for everyone over the age of 65 who is in good health, as well as for those who have emphysema, congestive heart failure, diabetes mellitus, cirrhosis of the liver, alcoholism, cerebrospinal fluid leaks, or those who do not have a spleen. After five or ten years, another vaccine may be necessary in addition to the initial one.


    Shingles


    The vaccination for shingles has been available for purchase for some time now, and it is recommended for individuals who are at least 60 years old. Anyone who has had chicken pox has the virus that can cause shingles, and anyone can get shingles from carrying the virus. After receiving a vaccination against the shingles virus, an individual will be protected against it for the rest of their lives. Simply stop by the Newberry Express Pharmacy to receive this immunization; it is easily available.

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