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Vaccinations

Our Immunization-Trained Pharmacists and Nurses Are Able To Administer These Vaccinations To Help Keep You and Your Family Healthy! 


Available at All Locations:

Influenza (Flu)

Influenza (or “flu”) is an infection that is caused by the influenza virus. The influenza virus is most active during the winter months and can cause fever/chills, headaches, fatigue, muscle aches, runny/stuffy nose and cough in affected individuals. It is recommended that all persons aged 6 months and older should receive an annual influenza vaccination unless otherwise directed by their physician. The influenza vaccine is available in several different formulations that offer different routes of administration and also preservative-free options.

http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/vis/vis-statements/flu.pdf

Pneumococcal (Pneumonia)

Pneumococcal disease is an infection caused by the streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria. Pneumococcal disease is often associated with causing pneumonia, but can also cause meningitis, and blood infections in certain patient populations. There are two different pneumococcal vaccines that are needed in order for people to be protected against the many types of streptococcus pneumoniae that can cause infection.  All persons aged 65 years and older are recommended to receive both the Prevnar13® and the Pneumovax23® pneumococcal vaccinations unless otherwise directed by their physician. For other aged patients, please contact your physician for further direction on whether you are eligible to receive these vaccinations.

http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/vis/vis-statements/pcv13.pdf
http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/vis/vis-statements/ppv.pdf 

Shingles

Shingles is condition that is caused by the varicella-zoster virus which is the same virus that causes chickenpox. Varicella-zoster lies dormant in the spinal cord after one recovers from chicken pox but can reactivate later in life to shingles, which can have painful complications. All persons aged 60 years and older are recommended to receive the shingles vaccination, also known as Zostavax ®, unless otherwise directed by their physician.

http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/vis/vis-statements/shingles.pdf

Pertussis (Whooping Cough)

Pertussis, also commonly known as “whooping cough” is a very contagious respiratory infection caused by the bacteria bordetella pertussis. This condition can cause uncontrollable and violent coughing which can make it difficult to breath. It most commonly affects infants and children and can sometimes be fatal. All persons aged 18 years and older are recommended to receive this vaccination to not only protect themselves but also to prevent outbreak’s in our younger population. Pertuss vaccine is available in a combination vaccine (along with tetanus and diphtheria) called Boostrix®.

http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/vis/vis-statements/tdap.pdf 

Hepatitis B

Tetanus/Diphtheria


Currently Only Available at our Mishawaka Location:

Hepatitis A

Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

Japanese Encephalitis

Malaria

Measles/Mumps/Rubella

Meningitis

Polio

Rabies (Only for pre-exposure)

Typhoid

Yellow Fever 


Useful Links:

Adult Immunization Schedule:
http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/downloads/adult/adult-schedule-easy-read.pdf

Childhood Immunization Schedule (7 through 18 years):
http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/who/teens/downloads/parent-version-schedule-7-18yrs.pdf

HomeTown Vaccination Consent Form 
For your convenience, this form may be printed and completed before your vaccination visit but is also available at any pharmacy providing immunizations.

 






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