National Immunization Awareness Month is an annual observance held in August, to highlight the importance of vaccinations for people of all ages.5There is a concern that immunizations have decreased in recent months due to the pandemic.²
When you receive immunizations, your probability of becoming ill from diseases is significantly lower. Furthermore, if you become unwell, you will likely undergo a lighter case than if you were not vaccinated. Immunizations reduce your chance of complications from infectious diseases, such as seasonal flu and shingles. They can also diminish your risk of a hospital stay. This prevention is critical now, as hundreds of people are currently in the hospital for COVID-19.²
Discuss with your doctor the advisability of getting the Covid-19 vaccine. Studies show that COVID-19 vaccines are effective at keeping you from getting COVID-19. The new delta variant is so highly transmissible and has recently caused a surge in new Covid cases, so getting the vaccine will protect not only yourself but your loved ones.
Catch-up on your children’s missed childhood vaccines. CDC’s public sector vaccine ordering data show that during the Covid pandemic, there has been a 14% drop in 2020-2021, compared to 2019, and measles vaccine ordering is down by more than 20%.
Are You Over The Age of 50 or Have a Weakened Immune System?
The shingles vaccines (two, 2-6 months apart) if you are 50 or older.³
The pneumonia vaccine if you are over 65.¹
Two vaccines that help prevent Streptococcus pneumoniae infections. It is recommended that adults over age 65 first receive the PCV13 (Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine, which goes by the brand name Prevnar 13), followed by the PPSV23 (Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine, which goes by the brand name Pneumovax 23) one year later.4
The seasonal flu vaccine (for all ages)
Adults with a weakened immune system or other chronic health conditions may need to be vaccinated against pneumococcus earlier than age 65, so check with your doctor to see what recommendation is best for you.4
The CDC has approved all of these vaccines as safe and effective, and the Covid-19 vaccine as safe and effective under an emergency use authorization. Now is the time to get immunized against preventable diseases for yourself and your family.
We are committed to efficiently reaching our common goals; celebrating individual and collective achievement. A dedicated team of exceptional professional managers and nurses serves to streamline communication with providers and to deliver exceptional home healthcare to our patients.
I love all of my home health people.
All Signature staff as well as therapy were very helpful.
EDWARD HOLMES JR.
Their services have always been great.
I really love my physical therapist. Gary has helped me so much.
This has been one of the best agencies. Very Caring nurses.
I’ve had a really good physical therapist and really nice nurses.
I have had excellent care & would recommended them to anyone.
Gary Dixon is the very best physical therapist in Baytown and Houston Area.
Request Home Health Care
We are available 24 hours a day and on weekends with an RN always on call.