Family Healthcare Frisco, TX: Vaccines for Adults

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Family Healthcare Frisco TXComprehensive Family healthcare in Frisco, TX includes vaccines for the entire family, regardless of age. By now, it is generally accepted that vaccinating children is important to protect them, as well as the general population, from potentially fatal diseases. However, sometimes we neglect to stay current on our vaccines as an adult. Immunity from childhood vaccines can fade and a new set of diseases can threaten the health of an aging population. Some vaccines may not have been available when you were a child, but are still important to have; for example, the tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis vaccines are recommended for all adults that haven’t already had a Tdap vaccine. Other vaccines may be more applicable to you now that you have developed certain risk factors. A doctor on the 7 Health team can help evaluate what vaccines are important for the adults in your family based on medical history, health conditions, age, lifestyle and travel plans.

The flu shot is an important part of family healthcare in Frisco, TX for all adults. The flu is often considered a mild inconvenience, but can be a serious illness that can lead to complications requiring hospitalization or even leading to death. A flu shot is the best method of defense against the disease. Everyone over the age of six months should get the shot, especially people at risk for complications, such as those with chronic medical problems, pregnant women and those over the age of 50. The more people that are vaccinated against the flu every year, the less chance it has to spread throughout the community.

For adults in their 60s, the shingles vaccine and pneumococcal vaccine may be recommended. Pneumococcal disease can cause pneumonia, meningitis and sepsis. Shingles can be accompanied by long-lasting and hard-to-treat pain. Individuals with immune system-compromising conditions or undergoing certain treatments may need these vaccines before the age of 60, too. Talk to your doctor for the most current recommendations.

The HPV vaccine protects against certain types of cancers caused by human papillomavirus infection. It is recommended for both girls and boys in the preteen years (before being exposed to sources of infection), but according to the CDC, young women can receive the vaccine series through age 26 and young men can start through age 21.

There are other vaccines your doctor may recommend. Certain injuries may call for a tetanus booster. Hepatitis B vaccines may be needed for those who have diabetes or are at risk. Location-specific shots for those traveling abroad can protect against serious diseases. At 7 Health, our team can help you determine what immunizations constitute the best course of action for your long-term health.

Our primary care plan will save you money on family healthcare in Frisco, TX, including vaccines for children and adults with convenient planned or same-day appointments. Call 7 Health at 214-501-5818 to get started on recommended adult vaccines with your own personal doctor.

Family Healthcare Frisco TX
7 Health
9191 Kyser Way, Suite 602
Frisco, Texas 75033
(214) 501-5818

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