6Adults need vaccines, too. As adults, we must continue to maintain our health, and vaccines are an important way to do that. Vaccines are the single most powerful, cost-effective public health intervention ever developed. By getting up-to-date, you will protect yourself, your family, and your community.
Thanks to vaccines we have eliminated many diseases like small pox for example. Vaccinations are one of the best ways to put an end to the serious effects of certain diseases.
Covering the Cost of Vaccination
DHD#10 can bill most insurances to cover the cost of vaccination. Don’t let the cost of vaccines prevent you from receiving vaccination. DHD#10 uses a sliding-fee scale for the cost of vaccine administration. Administration fees may be waived by the nurse in cases of financial hardship.
Don’t Forget About a Flu Shot
In the United States fall and winter is when the flu is most common and is the time to get a flu shot. Everyone 6 months of age and older needs flu vaccine every year. By getting vaccinated against flu, you help prevent sick days for yourself and family, and protect vulnerable people who would be hospitalized if they got the flu.
Sometimes the messages in the media can be confusing. Remember, when gathering vaccine information, use a trustworthy website. DHD#10 follows vaccine recommendations provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. See links below for additional information on vaccines for your children:
Adult Immunization Schedule
How Vaccines Work
Vaccine Records & Requirements
Pregnant or Planning a Pregnancy
Adolescent and Adult Vaccine Quiz
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