Health Is Vital

Health is taken for granted, until you can't any more. In this blog I hope to put down on paper some of the articles I come across and want to remember, about health. I will be personalizing these articles to apply to me. I am diabetic, over weight, have high blood pressure and tinnitus, so these are the things you will find here. I will include nutrition, exercise, and holistic health, and many other ideas. I work in the health profession, particularly mental health, and have an interest in suicide prevention; so these topics will also be covered in this blog. Please, if you are suffering reach out. Our county health and crisis line is 1-855-278-4204.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Immunizations for Adults and Seniors.

Center for Disease Control, California suggests three immunizations for adults.  After age 50 it suggests an annual influenza shot.  Even if you have no previous issues with the flu, as our immune system grays we need additional protection.
Immunization for pneumonia is suggested after 65 years of age.  This is generally a once a life time immunization.  It is also recommended for those with chronic health conditions.
Lastly tetanus is important for those over 50.  This immunization should not be administered more than every ten years, unless you have sustained an injury.
It is important to keep a record of all you immunizations.  The timing for some is dependent on when you last received a shot.

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