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Old 11-08-2008, 04:27 PM   #1
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vaccinations for seniors

Hi,

I'm looking for some advice in getting seniors and their elderly parents to be vaccinated. Are there any caregivers out there with experience with this issue? The medical information tells us we need to be vaccinated, yet there is a lot of fear, lack of money to pay for the shots, and maybe just a lack of concern in healthy people.

 
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Old 01-16-2009, 05:14 PM   #2
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Re: vaccinations for seniors

It is reccomended that Seniors get vaccinated for the flu annually and if they are over 65 or smoke, the Pneumonia shot is given too. There is also the Tetanus/Diptheria booster given every ten years. Medicare/Medicaid usually covers flu and pneumonia vaccinations. I think Medicare is now covering the new Shingles vaccine which is given to Seniors now too. Most insurance companies cover the basic vaccinations also.

 
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