Vaccinations

 

 

Time for Your Flu Shot!

We'll soon be offering flu shots once again at the MediEquip store in Des Peres, Mo. Watch this space for start date and join us in fighting the flu at MediNurse!

Corporate Flu Shots

MediNurse offers flu shots every year to companies and organizations throughout the St. Louis area. Call our Corporate Flu Shot Coordinator at 314.781.2800 or email us.

For some general information about the flu and other immunizations that are important for seniors, check the links below and our Resources page.

More About Flu Shots

To learn about the flu, check the Centers for Disease Control's influenza web site.

Other Important Vaccinations - Ask Your Doctor

While the following vaccinations are not available from MediNurse, they are important to discuss with your doctor to see if you would benefit from their protection.

Pneumonia

A pneumovax injection prevents the most common cause of bacterial pneumonia in adults. Death rates from this bacterial pneumonia are 15-20% and as high as 40% in the elderly. It is recommended for individuals who have had pneumonia in the past, those with chronic medical problems such as asthma, heart disease, diabetes, alcohol abuse, kidney failure, cancers or weakened immune systems from disease or drug treatments and for others over the age of 50. It should be repeated at age 65 if five years have elapsed since the first injection.

The CDC also has information on vaccinations for pneumonia.

Whooping Cough (Pertussis) Revaccination

Considered a childhood disease of the past, whooping cough has made a serious comeback. In adults, whooping cough can cause coughing lasting for months and may cause broken ribs. Adults are more susceptible to whooping cough than young children because the vaccinations they received as children wear off. A whooping cough revaccination is recommended for all adults, especially those who are around children, as it is easily spread from adults to children. It is given one time only.

To learn more, see our Pertussis information page.

Shingles Vaccine

The shingles vaccine decreases the incidence of the ultrapainful condition of shingles. If you had chicken pox as a child, you are predisposed to getting shingles later in life. It is highly recommended for anyone over 60. For more information, see the Shingles Vaccination page at the CDC.

While you can get other vaccinations at the same time as you get a flu shot, you cannot get a shingles vaccination within two weeks of getting a flu shot.

Please note: some restrictions may apply to flu shots and other immunizations/vaccinations, as determined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

 

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Saint Louis, MO 63131

phone: 314.781.2800
email: contact@medinurse.com

 

 

 

 

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