Lincoln Park, NJ, August 18, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- With summer drawing to a close, the Jerry and Dolores Turco Resort Medical Rehab Center wishes to spread the word about August being National Immunization Month and the extreme importance of getting vaccinated.
While the elderly population could benefit greatly from vaccinations against diseases like influenza, pneumonia and shingles, countless members of the community go without proper vaccinations every year. These vaccinations are made widely available through local pharmacies and community events and are mostly covered by Medicare.
For the flu, authorities recommend annual vaccinations for everyone six months and over. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that of the 36,000 Americans who die annually from infection from the seasonal flu virus, 90 percent are age 65 and older. In addition, most of the estimated 225,000 people hospitalized because of the seasonal flu are over the age of 65.
“We at the Jerry and Dolores Turco Resort Medical Rehab Center highly value everyone in our community and we believe that getting the message of vaccination out is of vital importance. There is no reason anyone in America today should go forward without a proper vaccination,” says Toni Loyas, Chief Operating Officer at JDT.
The Center for Disease Control recommends all adults over 65 receive a one-time pneumococcal vaccine annually and that every 10 years all adults get a Td booster shot. In addition, it is crucial that shots are received on the correct schedule.
JDT Resort Medical Rehab Center serves residents seven days a week with in-patient/out-patient rehab for guests recovering from injury, surgery or illness, with staff on call 24 hours a day for all needs. As New Jersey’s premier rehab resort, JDT offers a wellness center, beauty salon, full gym, therapeutic pool, spa and Japanese Meditation Garden for enjoyment and entertainment on the grounds of the campus.
The JDT team were the recent recipients of the Excellence in Healthcare award, given to them by New Jersey Assemblyman Tom Giblin.
The Jerry and Dolores Turco Resort Medical Rehab Center is located at 503 West Pine Brook Road, Lincoln Park, NJ 07035. For more information on JDT, please contact Toni Loyas, JDT COO, at 973-317-7500 x2710, and check them out online at www.JDTRehab.com.
JDT Resort Medical Rehab Center
Chief Operating Officer