Vaccinations are a vital part of your care at all stages of life.
Whether it be a polio vaccine as a baby, a shingles vaccine later in life, or a seasonal flu vaccine at any age. . . vaccines are a vital part of your overall healthcare needs no matter how old you are. Regular checkups and vaccinations help you stay healthy and feeling your best, so you can enjoy every stage of life.
Regional Health Services offers vaccination services at the Cresco, Elma, and Lime Springs Clinics; as well as Cresco Family Pharmacy and Cresco Family Pharmacy South. Community Health also provides vaccinations services to the public including vaccine clinics.
On-time vaccination throughout childhood is essential because it helps provide immunity before children are exposed to potentially life-threatening diseases. Vaccines are tested to ensure that they are safe and effective for children to receive at the recommended ages.
Well-child visits and recommended vaccinations are essential and help make sure children stay healthy. Children who are not protected by vaccines are more likely to get diseases like measles and whooping cough. These diseases are extremely contagious and can be very serious, especially for babies and young children. In recent years, there have been outbreaks of these diseases, especially in communities with low vaccination rates.
Adults need to keep their vaccinations up to date because immunity from childhood vaccines can wear off over time. You are also at risk for different diseases as an adult. Vaccination is one of the most convenient and safest preventive care measures available. You may also need other vaccines based on your age, health conditions, job, lifestyle, or travel habits.
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Source: CDC (Center of Disease Control) https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/index.html