Due to weakened immune systems, older adults may experience difficulties in fighting off infections and have an increased risk for susceptibility to flu, pneumonia, and shingles and other diseases. With this increased risk the need for vaccinations increases. Geriatric Pharmacist Carrie Allen explains why seniors are at an increased risk, what vaccinations they should be receiving, how long the vaccine will last, and how the vaccine will protect you and those around you. She also provides the viewers with the potential immunization side effects and who you should report to should you experience an adverse reaction to a vaccine.
- Influenza "flu"
- Hepatitis A Vaccine
- Hepatitis B Vaccine
If you have questions about immunizations/vaccines - Geriatric Pharmacist Carrie Allen will answer them.