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By Dr. Alan E Sheen MD
June 07, 2021
Category: Immunizations
Tags: Immunization  

How immunizations from your doctor in Metairie, LA, can help you stay healthy

Immunizations are one of the easiest, most effective ways to protect your health. Before immunizations were available, millions of people of all ages died from influenza, pneumonia, measles, polio, and other serious and contagious diseases. You owe it to yourself and your health to make sure you are current on your immunizations, and your doctor can help.

Dr. Alan Sheen offers a wide range of medical and allergy services, including immunizations to help you stay healthy. He has two convenient office locations in Metairie, and Covington, LA, to help you.

There are many types of immunizations, appropriate for various ages. Children are one of the most vulnerable groups and should be kept current on immunizations. Immunizations are also required for a child to attend daycare and school. According to the CDC, these are the recommended and required immunizations from birth to age 18:

  • Hepatitis B
  • Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis
  • Haemophilus influenza type B
  • Polio
  • Pneumococcal conjugate
  • Rotavirus
  • Measles, mumps, rubella
  • Chickenpox
  • Hepatitis A
  • Human papillomavirus
  • Meningococcal conjugate
  • Flu

Seniors are another vulnerable group who can benefit from being vaccinated. Many seniors have underlying medical conditions or weakened immune systems which make them more susceptible to contagious and serious diseases.

Recommended immunizations for seniors include:

  • Influenza every year
  • Pneumonia every year
  • Shingles, one-shot for life

There are also new vaccinations available to the public to prevent Covid-19. These vaccines have dramatically lowered the incidence of severe illness, hospitalizations, and death from Covid-19.

Remember that when you and your family are vaccinated, it protects you and everyone you come into contact with from acquiring a potentially serious illness or disease.

You and your family deserve to stay healthy and enjoy a long life. Immunizations can help. To find out more about the types of immunizations and how they can help you, call Dr. Alan Sheen in Metairie, LA, at (504) 456-1999, or Covington, LA, at (985) 246-6077. Call today!