Immunizations


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Immunizations have come to play a very big role in maintaining health throughout our lifetimes. Several vaccines have become common for adults, especially older adults.

To meet this growing need in the healthcare community, we have several pharmacists who have completed the American Pharmacists Association Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery training program and are professionally trained to administer vaccinations as well as recommend immunizations based on your health history and current guidelines from the CDC. Our pharmacists also have current certification in Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) or Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS).

To help increase community wellness, we offer the following vaccines. Get your vaccinations from our friendly Hillsdale Market Pharmacy and Nash Drugs (Hillsdale and Jonesville) pharmacists anytime during business hours. No appointment is necessary. Call today for an immunization consultation!

Influenza (Flu) vaccinations are the best protection against getting the flu and possibly its complications. Each year thousands of people, adults and children alike, die in the United States from the flu or it’s complications.

No, it’s not foolproof. But an annual flu vaccine is the best way to help prevent spreading the flu from person to person. The CDC recommends everyone 6 months and older get a flu vaccine each year. It’s designed to protect against the three or four flu viruses most likely to cause illness during the upcoming flu season. For most people, a flu vaccine can protect you throughout the flu season, which typically lasts from October to May.

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Pneumococcal vaccination Pneumonia [Pneumococcal conjugate] Vaccine (PCV13)

is recommended for all children younger than 5 years old, all adults 65 years or older, and people 6 years or older with certain risk factors.

Pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPSV23) is recommended for all adults 65 years or older. People 2 years through 64 years of age who are at high risk of pneumococcal disease should also receive PPSV23.

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Shingles Vaccine (Zostavax®) reduces the risk of developing shingles and the long-term pain from post-herpetic neuralgia (PHN) caused shingles.

Your risk for developing shingles increases as you get older. In 2006, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommended shingles vaccine for people aged 60 years and older. Even people who have had shingles can receive the vaccine to help prevent future occurrences of the disease.

Shingles Vaccine is available by prescription from a healthcare professional. It can be given in doctor’s office and pharmacies. Talk with your healthcare professional if you have questions about Shingles Vaccine.

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Combined Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis (Tdap) Vaccine… Tdap vaccine can protect adolescents and adults from tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis. One dose of Tdap is routinely given at age 11 or 12. People who did not get Tdap at that age should get it as soon as possible.  Tdap is especially important for healthcare professionals and anyone having close contact with a baby younger than 12 months.  Pregnant women should get a dose of Tdap during every pregnancy, to protect the newborn from pertussis. Infants are most at risk for severe, life-threatening complications from pertussis. Tdap may safely be given at the same time as other vaccines.

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Easy-To-Read Immunization Schedules for All Ages

These schedules list the age or age range when each vaccine or series of shots is recommended. If your child (birth through 6 years old) or adolescent (age 7 through 18 years old) has missed any shots, consult the catch-up schedule AND check with the doctor about getting back on track.

Adult and Adolescent Vaccine Quiz: What vaccines do YOU need? Did you know that certain vaccines are recommended for adults and adolescents?* Take this quick quiz to find out. * This quiz provides information for people age 11 years and older.

Don’t Wait… Vaccinate!