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Vaccinations are extremely important; not only do they protect the person concerned but also everyone around them. Vaccinations strengthen your immune system and makes it more resistant to diseases thus rendering a healthy life style that incorporates regular physical activity, health begins with immunizations.

The clinic 514VACCINS provides immunization services to people aged 50 years and older against the following diseases:

  • Shingles
  • Pneumonia
  • Flu

Shingles manifests as painful rashes, along a nerve or a nerve ganglion. These eruptions result from the reactivation of the chickenpox virus. With age or due to disease, the immune system may lose its ability to fight the virus, which can be reactivated.

An inflammatory reaction occurs on lymph nodes and in the nerves, causing clustered blisters to appear on the skin. Sometimes pain associated with shingles may persist for months or even years after the rash had disappeared.

Pneumococcus is a major cause of pneumonia, sepsis, meningitis, sinusitis, and otitis media. In a susceptible host, the bacteria can cause infections in the respiratory tract, which may as well reach the ear, or get into the bloodstream (meningitis).

Vaccination against pneumococcus is recommended

  • For healthy adults aged 65 and over
  • For adults with chronic illnesses
    • Smoking
    • Chronic heart disease
    • Diabetes
    • Chronic kidney disease

Influenza Vaccination for Seniors

Influenza is a respiratory infection that spreads very easily. It is caused by the influenza virus. The virus circulates annually in Quebec and elsewhere in the world. In Quebec, it circulates mainly during the period from late fall to early spring. The duration of the flu season may vary. Thus, it may begin earlier or later and last for a longer or shorter duration depending on the year. Anyone over 6 months should receive the flu vaccine.

Indeed, getting vaccinated each year helps maintain a good level of immunity and protects against strains of the coming season. In addition to providing protection should you be exposed to the virus, vaccination reduces the severity of the infection if you contract the virus. In addition, it keeps you from spreading the disease!

Remain healthy and immune!