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Seasonal Flu and Pneumonia Vaccine

 

Seasonal Flu Vaccine Is Still Available 

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The cost of the vaccine will be $22.00 each.  The health department will bill Medicare and Medicaid for individuals who bring current cards to their appointment.   To schedule a seasonal flu shot appointment, please call the Ottawa County Health Department at (419) 734-6800 or toll-free in Ottawa County at 800-788-8803.

 


Influenza, commonly known as “the flu”, is a contagious respiratory illness caused by a virus which spreads from infected persons to the nose or throat of others.  It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death.  The best way to prevent the flu is by getting a flu vaccination each year.

 

The Center for Disease Control recommends that all persons 6 months old and older should receive the flu vaccine.  Being vaccinated protects you and prevents spreading the flu to those around you.

 

Should you have any questions about this vaccine, please contact the Nursing Division at (419) 734-6800.

 

 

 

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Pneumonia Vaccine
Pneumonia vaccine (Pneumovax) is recommended for individuals 65 years of age and older and persons over two years of age who have a chronic disease or are immunocompromised.

 

Usually one dose of Pneumovax is all that is needed.  However, under some circumstances a second dose may be given.

 

  • A second dose is recommended for those people age 65 and older who got their first dose when they were under 65, if five or more years have passed since that dose.

  •  A second dose is also recommended for people who:
        - have a damaged spleen or no spleen
        - have sickle-cell disease
        - have HIV infection or AIDS
        - have cancer, leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma
        - have kidney failure
        - have nephrotic syndrome
        - have had an organ or bone marrow transplant
        - are taking medication that lowers immunity (such as chemotherapy or long-
    term steroids)

Children ten years old and younger may get this second dose three years after the first dose.  Those older than ten should get it five years after the first dose.

 

The Adult Pneumonia vaccine cost is $ 74.00 each. A physician’s prescription is needed FOR CHILDREN to receive the vaccine. The vaccine is free for children 2-18 years old.

 

For more information about the Pneumonia Vaccine click on the following link:

 

Vaccine Information Statement – Pneumovax    

 

 

 




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