Oceanside, NY, August 18, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- With the summer coming to an end, flu season is quickly approaching. Oceanside Care Center makes it their goal to spread the news about August being National Immunization Month and emphasize the importance of getting vaccinated.
Besides the flu, vaccinations protect the elderly against diseases like influenza, pneumonia and shingles, however, many people of the community still go without their vaccinations every year. There is no reason to avoid vaccinations since they are made widely available through local pharmacies and community events and are mostly covered by Medicare.
For those who have reached the age of 50, authorities strongly recommend annual vaccinations. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) makes an estimate that of the 36,000 Americans who die each year from infection of the seasonal flu virus, 90 percent are age 65 and older. Shockingly, an estimated 225,000 people are hospitalized every year because of the seasonal flu are over the age of 65.
“Why skip your annual vaccinations when it can benefit and help you in many ways? It’s so much better to spend a moment getting vaccinated rather than risking being sick just because you chose to not be vaccinated”, said Kellie O’Connor, Admissions Director at Oceanside Care Center.
The Center for Disease Control also suggests that all adults over the age of 65 receive a pneumonia shot every year and that they also receive a Td booster shot every 10 years. In addition, it is of vital importance that shots are received on the correct schedule.
Oceanside Care Center has been proudly serving the community of Oceanside, NY for almost 50 years. Located at 2914 Lincoln Ave, Oceanside, NY, OCC is a premier 100-bed skilled nursing and rehabilitation care center, providing high-quality care to each resident according to his or her needs. Oceanside Care Center provides top-notch short term rehab and long term care to its residents, consisting of physical, occupational and speech therapy. OCC is known for its first-rate stroke rehab program, which utilizes unique Saebo-Flex rehab technology that is the only one of its kind in Nassau County. OCC also has a renowned Alzheimer’s/Dementia program and an excellent hospice program.
For more information on Oceanside Care Center, visiting hours, or general inquiries, contact Kellie O'Connor at 516.536.2300 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit our newly designed website at www.oceansidecc.com. Like us at Facebook.com/OCCRehab and Follow us at Twitter.com/TheNewOCC.
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