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Flu Vaccine and Immunizations

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Avalon Park residents can stay well, and be well aware of the recommended and required vaccinations thanks to Dr. Constant-Peter and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Every year, Family & Women’s Health at Avalon Park protects the health of our patients by offering flu shots, as well as other immunizations recommended by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Click here to be directed to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website, where you can access to tools to assist with the following:

  • Learn about recommended immunizations
  • Create an immunization schedule
  • Determine any missed or skipped vaccines

Though many immunizations are required by law for entrance into certain Orlando area schools, organized sports and professional organizations, as well as some international travel destinations, there is debate over one vaccine that is invaluable. According to Dr. Constant-Peter, one of the most beneficial vaccines is the flu shot, which protects against influenza, a viral infection in the nose, throat and lungs. Nearly one–third of all Americans get the flu each year. Some East Orlando residents can get very sick from the flu, especially young children and the elderly. The influenza vaccine, or flu shot, can help protect you from getting the flu.

Who in the Avalon Park area is at higher risk of getting the flu?

  • Children 6 months to 19 years old
  • Adults 50 years and older
  • Women who are or will be pregnant during the flu season
  • People who are living in nursing homes or long-term-care facilities
  • Individuals who have long-term health problems
  • Health care workers who have direct contact with patients
  • Caregivers and those with contact to children less than 6 months

What’s the best way for those in Avalon Park to protect against getting the flu?

Get the flu shot! You can also reduce your risk of catching the flu by washing your hands frequently, which stops the spread of germs. Eating healthy, exercising and getting enough sleep also play a part in preventing the flu because they help boost your immune system. If you are 65 or older, there is a special flu shot designated to protect you better.  Talk to Dr. Constant-Peter about the best flu shot option for your lifestyle and age. 

Immunizations

There are certain required and recommended immunizations depending on your age and lifestyle. It can be confusing to know who in the East Orlando area should get vaccinated, and when. Luckily, Dr. Constant-Peter at  Family & Women’s Health at Avalon Park knows exactly what immunizations the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention are recommending for patients from age 13.

For more information about the current immunizations schedules recommended by the CDC, click here. If you’d like to learn more about the flu shot, contact the Family & Women’s Health at Avalon Park.