Sunset Walk-In Healthcare offers flu vaccines at a special cash price to local residents and employers through May 2015. Dr. Foster advises adults to review all recommended immunizations on a regular basis, stating that vaccines are not just for kids.
West Hollywood, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/22/2014 -- National Adult Immunizations Awareness Week is August 24th-30th, 2014. Vaccines are an important step in protecting adults against several serious and sometimes deadly, diseases. John Foster, MD has joined with Center for Disease Control [CDC] partners nationwide in promoting August 24th through August 30th as adult immunizations awareness week and is prepared to provide immunization services to the community.
Vaccines are recommended throughout one’s life based on: age, lifestyle and occupation, locations of travel, medical conditions and previous vaccines. The CDC updates vaccines recommended for adults each year based on the latest research on vaccine safety, effectiveness, and patterns of vaccine-preventable diseases.
Vaccines are recommended for adults to prevent serious diseases such as influenza, shingles, pneumonia caused by pneumococcal bacteria, hepatitis, and whooping cough. Many of these diseases are common in the U.S. and all adults even healthy ones can benefit from vaccination.
- Some vaccines prevent cancer. Hepatitis B vaccine can prevent liver cancer that can develop after developing chronic hepatitis B. The HPV vaccine can prevent cervical and other types of cancer caused by human papillomavirus.
- Every year, thousands of adults in the U.S. needlessly suffer, are hospitalized, and even die from diseases that could be prevented by vaccines.
Vaccination is important because it not only protects the person receiving the vaccine, but also helps prevent the spread of certain diseases to those who are most vulnerable to serious complications, such as infants and young children, elderly, and those with chronic conditions and weakened immune systems.
“Unfortunately, far too few adults are receiving the recommended vaccines, leaving themselves and their loved ones vulnerable to serious diseases” says Dr. Foster.
About Sunset Walk-In
Sunset Walk-In offers a special $20.00 cash price for annual flu shots and also accepts most insurance plans. Dr. Foster offers affordable Comprehensive Travel Health Consultation including the risks, and special precautions for the destination-administration of traveler’s vaccines in accordance with CDC guidelines and entrance requirements for the destination country such as Yellow Fever. Vaccines documented on a WHO approved International Certificate of Vaccinations card kept with passport. Dr. Foster writes prescriptions for medications to prevent malaria and treat traveler’s diarrhea as appropriate for destination.
For additional information call (310) 273-1155 or visit their website at http://www.sunsetwalk-inhealthcare.com
Company Information: Sunset Walk-In Healthcare and Occupational Medicine Clinic, PC is owned by John Foster, MD and is located in the Sunset Medical Tower Building at 9201 Sunset Blvd., Mezzanine Level [M-155], West Hollywood, CA 90069. The clinic is open M-TH 8a-6p, F 8a-5p and Saturday 10a-2p. Sunset Walk-In offers occupational medicine, urgent care and travel medicine and accepts most PPO insurance plans, Blue Shield Covered California and Medicare.