Vaccines Provided by Dakota Pharmacy & Dakota Natural Heath

Influenza: Influenza vaccines, also known as flu shots, are vaccines that protect against infection by influenza viruses. A new version of the vaccine is developed yearly, as the influenza virus rapidly changes. One misconception is the influenza vaccine is for " the flu" (gastrointestinal). Influenza is a respiratory virus, symptoms including: muscle pain or aches, fatigue, runny nose, sneezing, sore throat, cough, headaches. DNHC provides Influenza vaccine for children 5 years of age (if they have previously had the vaccine in prior years) through adulthood.

Tdap: Tetanus-Diphtheria-Pertussis. Given to older children and adults. These 3 diseases are all caused by bacteria. Diphtheria and Pertussis are spread from person to person. Tetanus enters the body through cuts, scratches or wounds.

Shingrix: A vaccine for shingles prevention. Shingles vaccination is the only way to protect against shingles and postherpetic neuralgia (PHN), the most common complication from shingles. Shingrix should be administered to adults age 50 years and older as a two-dose series, 2 to 6 months apart.

Pneumonia:
Prevnar 13 can help protect you from 13 strains of bacteria that cause pneumococcal pneumonia. Recommened for adults 18 years of age and older for the prevention of pneumoccocal pneumonia.

Pneumovax 23 (Pneumococcal Vaccine Polyvalent) is a vaccine that helps protect against serious infection, such as ear infection, sinus infection, pneumonia, blood infection, and meningitis (infection of the covering of the brain) due to the bacteria Streptococcus pneumoniae. PNEUMOVAX 23 is for 50 years of age and older.