Do you have questions about vaccines? Let us help you find the answers you are looking for. Contact the Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging at 567-247-6477. Calls are answered and returned Monday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. We can help you find a provider near you. We can also arrange transportation to your appointment.
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Per CDC, for adults 50 and older, almost 1 in 3 people in the United States will develop shingles in their lifetime. Your risk of shingles increases as you grow older. The Shingles vaccine protects against shingles and complications from the disease.
All adults need the seasonal flu (influenza) vaccine every year. The Flu vaccine is especially important for people with chronic health conditions, pregnant women, and older adults. Over 60 percent of seasonal flu-rated hospitalizations occur in people 65 years and older.
Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV15 or PCV20), which protects against serious pneumococcal disease and pneumonia (recommended for all adults 65 years or older who have never received a pneumococcal conjugate vaccine); if PCV15 is used, it should be followed by a dose of pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPSV23), which also protects against serious pneumococcal disease
Our immune system weakens as we get older, and this puts us at higher risk for certain diseases. The best way to prevent these is by keeping up with vaccinations.
Talk with your doctor or other healthcare providers to find out which vaccines are recommended for you at your next medical appointment.
To find COVID-19 vaccine locations near you: Search vaccines.gov, and text your ZIP code to 438829. You can also call 1-800-232-0233, or the Area Agency on Aging Vaccine line at 567-247-6477.
Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging, Inc. (AAA5) is committed to serving the needs of the public and working to ensure the health and safety of the individuals we serve, staff, and community. We continue to follow the guidelines provided by our local, county, and state health officials, as well as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The safety of older individuals and staff alike is a priority for AAA5 – it’s a large part of our mission.
Continue to visit our website and Facebook for information and updates. We will keep you informed of additional changes.
If you or someone you know has questions regarding COVID-19, the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) is the best source for accurate and timely information in Ohio.