Flu (Influenza) Vaccine
Influenza is a contagious respiratory illness caused by a virus. Symptoms of the flu usually come on suddenly and can include fever, cough, chills, sore throat, body aches, and tiredness. Everyone, of all ages, should be vaccinated each year in the fall.
Pneumococcal is caused by a bacterial infection. It can cause fever, chills, cough, difficulty breathing, and chest pain. It is recommended for children under 5, all adults over age 65, and people with high-risk factors such as smokers, heart disease, lung disease, diabetes, etc.
Shingles (Zoster) Vaccine Live
Shingles is caused by a virus. Symptoms consist of a painful skin rash often with blisters. Anyone who has been exposed to chickenpox can develop shingles, but it is most common in people over the age of 50. The vaccination is recommended for age 60 or older. Adults 19 years and older who have a weakened immune system because of disease or treatments
Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis Vaccine
Tetanus is a toxin found in the soil which often infects people through cuts, scratches, or puncture wounds in the skin. It can cause muscle spasms that ultimately lead to paralysis and death. Diptheria is a less common disease but still very dangerous. It is spread through coughing and sneezing, and can ultimately lead to paralysis and heart failure. Pertussis, also known as whooping cough, spreads very easily through coughing and sneezing. It can be very dangerous to babies and young children. It is important for babies to receive the vaccination series, and for everyone to receive booster doses throughout their life.