Adult Immunizations at Garnet Health
It’s common for children to receive vaccinations. In fact, it’s recommended that kids receive 16 vaccines from birth to age 18. But yes, adults need vaccinations as well. Some of these immunizations keep childhood vaccinations up to date; others guard against illnesses that adults have a risk of contracting. Here are just a few of the most common adult immunizations we offer:
- COVID-19 Vaccine - The COVID-19 vaccine is delivered in two doses over the course of three to four weeks. The vaccine helps protect you by strengthening your immune system and helping it to recognize and fight the virus.
- Influenza (Flu) Vaccine - The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that adults receive the influenza vaccination every year. The flu vaccine varies from one year to another because it contains the flu strains expected to be most prevalent that year.
- Tetanus Vaccine - The CDC also recommends that adults be vaccinated against tetanus, whether through the tetanus and diphtheria (Td) vaccine or the tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (Tdap) vaccine. Once an adult has been vaccinated, he or she should receive a booster shot at least once every 10 years. Ask your Garnet Health Doctors physician for more information.
- Pneumococcal Vaccine - Although the pneumococcal vaccine is commonly known as the “pneumonia vaccine,” it also helps prevent infections that can lead to meningitis and septicemia (a type of blood poisoning). The vaccine, available in two varieties (PCV13 and PPSV23), is recommended for individuals over 65 years old, as well as younger adults with certain risk factors.
- Shingles Vaccine - The CDC recommends healthy adults over age 50 get two doses of the FDA-approved vaccine called Shingrix to prevent severe symptoms and complications associated with the illness. Doses are given two to six months apart. Shingrix has proven to be more than 90% effective against shingles and postherpetic neuralgia (PHN).
Get Ready for Your Garnet Health Doctors Visit
Be sure to bring the following items to your appointment:
- Proof of your address
- A copy of your insurance, Medicare or Medicaid card (if you’re insured)
- Records from other providers, including copies of lab work, X-rays and special-procedure reports
- A list of medications you take, both prescribed and over-the-counter
- Any questions or concerns you might have
You can feel confident turning to Garnet Health Doctors for adult immunizations. Our primary care team includes clinicians Board-certified who have received Board Certification in family medicine and internal medicine, as well as certified medical assistants and nurses.
Our commitment to delivering systematic, patient-centered, coordinated care is reflected in our Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), which we’ve received for at our Middletown and Monroe locations. Best of all, it’s easy to get the care you need. We’re pleased to offer same-day appointments, and we have numerous offices across Orange County and Sullivan County.
Garnet Health Doctors offers adult immunizations at our offices in Bethel, Callicoon, Livingston Manor, Middletown, Monroe and Monticello.
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