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Everything you should know about vaccines for seniors

Do you have all of your vaccines up to date?

The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases estimates that 50,000 individuals die each year from infections that could have been avoided with immunization. Certain immunizations are strongly recommended for people aged 65 and up, and there may be certain important vaccines for seniors that you never received as a child. We’ve come to stand with you in the face of preventable death and illness.
It’s worth taking a chance on good health.

Unfortunately, some diseases affect not only you, but also those close to you – your family, friends, and the individuals with whom you work or contact on a regular basis. That’s why it’s critical to be vaccinated in order to protect yourself and those you care about.

The following are the most prevalent ailments that can be prevented using vaccines:

  • Pneumonia – Vaccination for persons 65 and older may require two doses, depending on the indications.
  • Shingles – A two-dose immunization is recommended for people aged 60 and up.
  • Tetanus — A booster with Td or Tdap every 10 years after the original tetanus series.

Talk to your doctor about your specific health concerns and the necessity of getting vaccinated if you have any questions about other immunizations you should be aware of.

Don’t let yourself become a statistic.

Because your immune system decreases as you age, leaving you more susceptible to the flu and other infections, it is critical that all seniors get vaccinated. In fact, those aged 65 and up account for 70-90 percent of all flu-related fatalities and more than half of all flu-related hospitalizations.

Vaccine myths for senior citizens

Here are some myths to be aware of if you’ve been avoiding vaccinations because of what you’ve heard in the rumor mill:

As a child, I had all of my immunizations
Vaccine immunity deteriorates over time, so a booster for tetanus, diphtheria, or pertussis may be required. Consult your physician.

Vaccines can make me sick
The majority of vaccines, such as flu vaccines, are manufactured with virus cells that have died. That means they won’t be able to infect you.

I never get sick
Even if you have no or very minor symptoms, you could be carrying an infectious disease.

Speak with your doctor if you have any more questions or concerns about immunizations for older individuals.

Living a healthy lifestyle

Vaccinations are by far the most effective strategy to avoid sickness. You can adopt a few basic behaviors to help you stay as healthy as possible:
  • Keep a safe distance from sick persons.
  • Stay at home and relax if you’re sick.
  • If you cough or sneeze, cover your mouth and nose.
  • Hands should be washed thoroughly and frequently.
  • Keep your hands away from your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Maintain a healthy level of activity while also managing your stress.
  • Drink plenty of water and eat a balanced diet.
  • Inquire with your doctor about which immunizations you should receive.


This information is intended for educational purposes only and should not be interpreted as medical advice or substituted for consultation with a licensed practitioner. To discover what is best for you, you should speak with a licensed specialist.

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Restricción de visitantes

Entendemos lo difícil que puede ser restringir a nuestros pacientes para que no traigan acompañantes o familiares mientras visitan a su médico en nuestras instalaciones, pero estas importantes medidas temporarias ayudarán a minimizar la exposición y, por lo tanto, mantendrán bajo el riesgo de infección.

Restricción de visitantes: entendemos lo difícil que puede ser restringir a nuestros pacientes para que no traigan acompañantes o familiares mientras visitan a su médico en nuestras instalaciones, pero estas importantes medidas temporarias ayudarán a minimizar la exposición y, por lo tanto, mantendrán bajo el riesgo de infección.

Que esperar al llegar a nuestras instalaciones

Que esperar al llegar a nuestras instalaciones

Todos los pacientes son examinados en la entrada

Las máscaras son obligatorias mientras se encuentra en nuestras instalaciones. No se permitirá la entrada sin máscara.

Nuestro personal debe usar en todo momento el equipo completo de seguridad incluyendo gafas, máscara y batas protectoras para garantizar su seguridad y la de ellos mismos.

Disponemos de liquido sanitario en la entrada y en toda la instalación, les pedimos a todos que se desinfecten las manos al ingresar a la oficina, de la misma manera, nuestro personal debe desinfectar sus manos antes y después de un encuentro con un paciente.

Detección de síntomas: al llegar a nuestras instalaciones, se proporcionará un cuestionario de salud antes de ingresar con preguntas sobre tos, fiebre y exposición al virus. Nuestro personal también es evaluado diariamente antes de llegar a nuestras instalaciones.

Se toma la temperatura en la puerta antes de ingresar a las instalaciones.

Medidas de seguridad adicionales en nuestras instalaciones

Las áreas comunes como las salas de espera y los baños se higienizan con frecuencia, especialmente las áreas que se tocan con frecuencia.

Los consultorios se desinfectan entre cada paciente y se higienizan a fondo al final del día.

Las salas de espera se han organizado para mantener distanciamiento social, nuestro mobiliario se ha reestructurado para crear el espacio requerido entre los pacientes y hemos colocado marcadores en nuestros muebles y pisos para guiar a nuestros pacientes dónde pararse y sentarse.

Nuestro objetivo es que nuestros pacientes se sientan seguros mientras se encuentran en nuestras instalaciones y reciben la atención excelente y compasiva que merecen sintiéndose seguros.

EliteHealth sigue todas las recomendaciones de seguridad de los CDC (Centros de Control de Enfermedades).

La seguridad de nuestros pacientes es nuestra mayor preocupación y todo lo que hacemos es pensando en usted.

En este momento EliteHealth no está  ofreciendo vacunas Covid-19. En cuanto estén disponibles les informaremos de inmediato.

Presione en el enlace más abajo para obtener información acerca de centros de vacunación y administración de exámenes de COVID-19.

Visitor Restriction

We understand how difficult it could be to restrict our patients from bringing their companions/family members while they visit their physician in our facilities, but these important temporary measures will help minimize exposure, therefore, keeping the risk of infection low.

What to expect when arriving at our facilities.

Restricting Visitors-We understand how difficult it could be to restrict our patients from bringing their companions/family members while they visit their physician in our facilities, but these important temporary measures will help minimize exposure, therefore, keeping the risk of infection low.

What to expect when arriving at our facilities.

All patients are screened at the entrance.

Masks are mandatory while in our facility, no mask-no entry.

Our Staff is required to wear all safety equipment, googles, mask and protective gowns to ensure yours and their safety.

Hand Sanitizer is available at the entrance and throughout the facility, we ask everyone to sanitize their hands when entering the office, the same way, our staff must sanitize their hands before and after a patient encounter.

Screening for Symptoms- When arriving at our facilities a health questionnaire will be provided before entering with questions about any cough, fever, exposure to the virus. Our staff is also screened daily prior to arriving to our facilities.

Temperature is taken at the door prior to entering the facilities.

Additional Safety Measures in our Facilities.

Common areas such as waiting rooms and restrooms are cleaned often, especially the frequently touched areas.

Exam Rooms are disinfected between each patient and extensively cleaned at the end of the day.

Waiting Rooms have been arranged to maintain social distancing, our furniture has been changed to create the space required between patients and we have placed markers on our furniture and floors to guide our patients where to stand and seat.

We want our patients to feel secure while in our facilities receiving the excellent and compassionate care they deserve while keeping them safe. EliteHealth follows all safety recommendations from the CDC (Centers from Disease Control). Our patient safety is our greatest concern and all we do is with you in mind.

Our facilities are not offering Covid-19 vaccines now, once it become available in any of our facilities, we will inform everyone.

Please click on the link below to find out:

Vaccine information Sites (where is being administered)

Vaccine Pre-Registration Site

Testing sites