Ask Your Consana Pharmacist About Vaccine Preventable Diseases
Many diseases that used to be common (like polio and diphtheria) are becoming rare in the U.S. due to widespread vaccination. Your Consana pharmacist can help you identify vaccine preventable diseases that you may be at risk for due to age, health conditions or future travel plans. Your clinical pharmacist can also help you identify any vaccines that you should not receive due to certain health conditions or immune status, and work with you to build a personal immunization record.
Many adults assume that all the routine vaccinations they need have already been provided by their doctor’s office, but this is not always the case. Vaccine recommendations are affected by not just age, but health conditions like diabetes or liver disease, or even environmental factors like where you live or what you do for a living. Since most adults have seen many doctors in their lives, it can be very difficult for your current doctor to know which vaccines you have already received. Immunization is one of the safest and most effective ways to protect your health. Ask your Consana pharmacist for more information today and see what important preventative health immunizations you could be missing.
More information provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: