Vaccination Awareness

Pneumonia and complications from influenza together represent the seventh leading cause of death for older adults. Besides protection against these viruses, properly vaccinated frail elders have a lower incidence of respiratory failure, kidney failure and heart attack. Call Independence-4-Seniors in Dupage County today to schedule a free in-home assessment, and we can help to encourage and facilitate proper vaccinations as a part of healthy aging at home.

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Web Resources:

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Information on the new Fluzone High-Dose Vaccine for Seniors
This season, seniors can choose a higher dose vaccine designed specifically for people age 65 and older. Fluzone High-Dose vaccine contains 4 times the amount of antigen (the part of the vaccine that prompts the body to make antibody) contained in regular flu shots. Because aging decreases the body’s ability to have a good immune response after vaccination, the additional antigen is intended to create a stronger immune response and thus better protection against the flu in the senior. Learn more at the link below to the CDC website.

Local Flu Vaccination Center Finder
Flu.gov provides this handy tool to find places to receive vaccinations in your local area.

Test Your Knowledge About Shingles
Frequently Asked Questions about Shingles and other helpful information from ShinglesInfo.com.

Pneumococcal Vaccine
The Immunization Action Coalition offers a detailed Q&A page explaining and educating on the pneumococcal vaccine.

Preventive Health Measures After 50
There are a number of recommended screenings for potential health issues and key ways to maintain health in people age 50 and up. Check out these ways to stay healthy from eHow.


Enhancing Life at Home One Day at a Time.


Important Resources for Seniors

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