The Facts About Immunizations

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The Facts About Immunizations

Immunizations are not just for small children. At Sensenbrenner Primary Care, we treat and vaccinate patients who are 13 years old and above. Immunizations are important for preventing diseases that could lead to serious health concerns. We aim to educate and inform patients about which vaccinations are necessarily based on age, health history, etc.

For adults, we recommend the following vaccinations based on recommendations published by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

  • An influenza vaccine every fall (or winter) to protect yourself and those around you from the flu. The CDC estimates that there were between 36,400 and 61,200 flu-related deaths last year, so it’s important to receive your flu shot.
  • The Tdap vaccine if you did not receive it as an adolescent. It protects against tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis.  Additionally, adults should also receive a Td (tetanus, diphtheria) booster shot every 10 years.
  • Adults and adolescents should also remain up-to-date on the MMR vaccine (measles, mumps, rubella). 
  • Adults over 50 should consider the Pneumovax and Shingrix vaccinations which protect against Pneumonia and Shingles.

If you are a new patient, it’s important to transfer all past immunization documents with you in order for us to maintain accurate records. Additionally, if you have had any vaccines elsewhere, please let us know so that we can update your chart.

For more information on vaccinations, please refer to the following resources:

If you want to check your specific immunity for any specific disease state, please call our office to schedule a lab visit, 704-887-1101. 

If you are recommended to have a booster, we may be able to provide the booster at Sensenbrenner Primary Care.  Otherwise, you can easily pick up a prescription from Sensenbrenner Primary Care and visit your local Walgreens or CVS.  We do advise you to check with your insurance for your specific benefits.

Stephen Fogg

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