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Tampa, FL 33609
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Injections / TB Screening

Injections
Many adults figure that since they had shots as children, they do not need them as an adult. This may be one reason why hundreds of thousands of needless deaths occur each year. However, there are a number of shots for seniors that can help prevent serious diseases and even premature death. Some of these shots (immunizations) that are strongly recommended in older adults include shots for:

  • Flu
  • Pneumonia
  • Chickenpox
  • Shingles
  • Tetanus-diphtheria
  • Hepatitis B

An annual flu shot is recommended for people who are 50 or older. Flu — the short name for influenza — is a highly contagious infection. Flu symptoms include:

  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Dry cough
  • Sore throat
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Headache
  • Muscle aches
  • Extreme fatigue

TB Screening
The tuberculosis skin test is a test used to determine if someone has developed an immune response to the bacterium that causes tuberculosis (TB). This response can occur if someone currently has TB, if they were exposed to it in the past, or if they received the BCG vaccine against TB (which is not performed in the U.S.). The World Health Organization estimates that 2 billion people worldwide have latent TB, while around 3 million people worldwide die of TB each year. The tuberculosis skin test is also known as the tuberculin test or PPD test.