Lincoln Park, NJ, August 18, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- August is National Immunization Month and Lincoln Park Care Center is doing its part to spread the message to Americans in general and senior citizens in particular.
Getting vaccinated is extremely important to seniors and while the elderly population needs to be vaccinated against diseases like shingles, pneumonia and influenza, many community members never receive the proper immunizations. Paradoxically, these shots are easily accessible through pharmacies and are usually covered by Medicare.
The government recommends annual flu vaccinations for everyone six months of age and above. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) figures that of the 36,000 Americans who die every year from infection from the seasonal flu virus, 90 percent are age 65 and older. To make matters worse, the majority of the estimated 225,000 people hospitalized because of the flu are above the age of 65.
The CDC recommends all seniors get a pneumococcal vaccine annually and that every 10 years all adults get a Td booster shot. Keep in mind though that immunizations must be received on the correct schedule.
“We here at Lincoln Park Care Center make it a priority to inform the public at large about the need to get properly vaccinated. We care deeply about our residents and their families here at LPCC and their well-being is always our number one priority,” said Steve Esptein, Administrator at Lincoln Park Care Center.
Lincoln Park Care Center, located at 499 West Pine Brook Road, Lincoln Park, NJ, is a 24-hour skilled nursing facility with a strong focus on long-term behavioral residents as well as a wing for short-term residents. In addition there is an on-site dementia unit, a full-time psychiatrist and a full rehab team.
For more information on Lincoln Park Care Center, please call Steve Epstein at 973.696.3300 and check us out online at www.LincolnParkCareCenter.com.
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