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There’s nothing more important to us than our community.

Vaccines have greatly reduced diseases that once often harmed or killed children and adults.

That’s why we are here to provide Gwinnettians with the information they need on immunizations. According to DoSomething.org, vaccines prevent more than 2.5 million deaths each year. We are here to connect you to reputable adult immunization and health equity resources, including resources on COVID-19 and Flu vaccines.

This makes vaccinations one of the most convenient and safest preventive care measures available. By being better informed, you can make decisions that will ultimately protect your friends, families, and yourself —because everyone deserves the opportunity to be as healthy as possible.

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COVID-19 & FLU Vaccine Locator

Flu viruses continue to change so it’s still extremely important to encourage everyone to get their Flu vaccine every year. It’s the best way to protect yourself once the flu season comes around. 

The COVID-19 pandemic has made a significant impact throughout the world, and though there have been significant strides toward building immunity in our community, it is still not gone. In order to continue to lower case numbers and protect our community, we need to roll up our sleeves. 

These COVID-19 and Flu vaccine locators are meant to find potential clinics within the area, including Gwinnett County.

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Adult Recommended Vaccines

Vaccines are not only for children. Various childhood vaccines wear off over time, causing the need for another dosage as an adult. There are also other vaccines for preventable diseases that you may be at risk of due to factors like age, job, lifestyle, travel, and health conditions.

 Every adult needs immunization to help avoid getting and preventing the spread of serious diseases that can cause poor health, missed work, medical bills, and inability to care for their family.

 Below are some of the vaccines recommended for adults. It’s important to talk to your healthcare provider about the vaccines that are recommended for you, before getting any vaccine.

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Let’s roll up our sleeves for Gwinnett! Vaccines are an amazing way to protect against serious deadly diseases and disabilities. According to the CDC, 3 out of 4 adults are missing their required immunizations. We want to take part in helping increase low adult vaccination rates by providing resources to low-cost/affordable medical providers.

We already have had a 22% percent increase in 2022 in adult vaccinations in Georgia.

Gwinnettians! We encourage you to roll up your sleeves and take part in the movement 
to avoid the spread of preventable diseases.

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How safe are vaccines?

According to the U.S. Department of Health, vaccines go through stages to approve their safety for the public. It’s been tested in labs for years to make sure that it has the proper safety and dosages. Both the FDA and the CDC have to approve its use in order to recommend it. Even after approving the vaccine and allowing its distribution, the CDC and FDA continue to monitor its safety.

Before getting any vaccine it’s important to speak with your medical provider about which vaccines to take to avoid the risk of allergy or unnecessary dosages.

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Do I even need vaccines?

Although the choice is ultimately your own, there are many reasons to get vaccinated. Vaccines keep people healthy and safe from preventable diseases. They can mean the difference between life and death. The CDC recommends the use of vaccines for protection against infections throughout life.

Though vaccines may not eliminate diseases entirely, they provide powerful protection against illness and decrease the risk of outbreaks within our community.

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What are some side effects of vaccines?

The most common side effect someone can get from a vaccine would be a sore arm or leg or a low fever.

However, each vaccine has different symptoms specific to it. Follow the link below to find out more.

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Why do some vaccines require boosters?

When people get a vaccine their body can forget overtime how to fight off the virus or disease

Vaccine boosters were essentially made to wake up the immune system and make it have a defensive response to the virus or disease they need to protect against.

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How do vaccines work?

Vaccines help people protect themselves from preventable diseases. The way vaccines works are by creating an imitation of the actual infection, which will allow the body to learn how to create immunity. So if a person were to be exposed to a certain illness, their body will already have immunity against that disease or virus, thanks to the vaccine. For more information on how vaccines work, click on the link.

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Why do some vaccines need multiple doses?

Just like a vaccine booster, a second or third dose of a vaccine establishes a firmer hold of the body’s ability to protect itself against a disease or virus. However, some vaccines weaken over time, causing the need for another dosage.
Other times, like the flu vaccine, there is a different variant of the disease or virus which can infect people, causing the need for another shot.

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PCV Vaccine:

The pneumococcal vaccine protects people against pneumococcal, a contagious disease caused by a type of bacteria that can lead to serious infections in the lungs (pneumonia), lining of the brain and spinal cord (meningitis), blood (bacteremia), and sepsis.

Anyone can get diagnosed with pneumococcal disease, and people can get pneumococcal disease more than once. A previous pneumococcal infection will not protect you from future infections. Getting vaccinated is the best way to prevent pneumococcal disease, and the CDC recommends vaccination even if you've had the disease in the past.

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Shingrix (Shingles) Vaccine:

The Shingrix (Shingles) vaccine protects against shingles and PHN. This vaccine lasts for about 7 years after its required dosage. According to the CDC, about 1 out of every 3 people develop shingles in their lifetime in the United States. As the risk of shingles increases as you age, the need increases for you to receive a shingles vaccine.

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Tdap Vaccine:

The Tdap vaccine is meant to protect against tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis. These are spreadable diseases that can cause tremendous pain and serious health problems like heart failure, whooping cough, and paralysis. According to TheTdapGAP, only 31.2% of adults older than 19 have received the vaccination. That’s why it is so important to encourage adults to roll up their sleeves and protect themselves from these diseases.

CDC recommends diphtheria, tetanus, and whooping cough (pertussis) vaccination for everyone, but you should talk with your doctor if you have questions about diphtheria, tetanus, and whooping cough vaccines.

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Hepatitis A Vaccine:

The Hepatitis A vaccine protects against hepatitis A virus which is a liver disease. This virus is spread through close contact with someone infected as well as digesting or drinking things contaminated with it. Adults who haven’t received this vaccine are strongly encouraged to get this immunization. According to the CDC, Georgia is in an ongoing outbreak with about 2113 cases.

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Hepatitis B Vaccine:

Hepatitis B is a serious disease caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV) that attacks the liver; it can lead to lifelong infection, liver cancer, liver failure, and death. Pregnant women diagnosed with hepatitis B can pass the virus to their children. There is no cure, but vaccination prevents HBV infection as well as the chronic liver damage and cancer that hepatitis B can cause. Hepatitis B vaccine is available for all age groups, and the CDC recommends that adults aged 19 through 59 years, and adults age 60 years or older with risk factors for hepatitis B infection, get the vaccine.

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Varicella Vaccine:

The Varicella vaccine protects individuals from chickenpox, which is a disease that appears as a blister-like rash on the body. Adults are recommended to receive this immunization if they never had chickenpox and did not receive a vaccine as a child. According to the CDC, 90% become infected if they never had chickenpox before and were close to someone with the disease.

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HPV Vaccine:

HPV vaccine keeps you from being infected with the Human papillomavirus, a leading cause of cervical cancer that can cause other cancers in both women and men. Getting vaccinated for HPV can protect you and your loved ones from the immediate effects of the virus as well as from the various cancers it can trigger.

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Typhoid Vaccine:

The Typhoid vaccine protects against typhoid fever which causes a high fever, stomach pain, and loss of appetite, among other symptoms. There are two types of vaccines for typhoid, which include inactivated and live typhoid vaccines. It’s strongly recommended that adults who travel outside of the U.S. get this vaccine.

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Meningococcal Vaccine:

Meningococcal disease refers to any illness caused by bacteria called Neisseria meningitidis. These illnesses are often severe, can be deadly, and include infections of the lining of the brain and spinal cord (meningitis) and bloodstream. Keeping up to date with recommended vaccines is the best protection against meningococcal disease.

There are two types of Meningococcal vaccines in the U.S., including MenACWY and MenB. Talk to your doctor to find out which vaccine is right for you.

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MMR Vaccine:

MMR vaccines offer powerful protection against measles, mumps, and rubella diseases. According to the CDC:

  • • MEASLES (M) causes fever, cough, runny nose, and red watery eyes. It is also commonly followed by a rash that covers the whole body. It can lead to seizures, ear infections, diarrhea, and pneumonia. People with measles are also at risk of brain damage or death.

  • • MUMPS (M) causes fever, headache, muscle aches, tiredness, loss of appetite, and swollen and tender salivary glands. It can lead to deafness, swelling of the brain and/or spinal cord covering, painful swelling of the testicles or ovaries, and, very rarely, death.

  • • RUBELLA (R) causes fever, sore throat, rash, headache, and eye irritation. It can cause arthritis in up to half of teenage and adult women. If a person gets rubella while pregnant, they could have a miscarriage, or the baby could be born with serious birth defects.

The CDC also states MMR vaccination is 97% effective against measles, 88% effective against mumps, 97% effective against rubella, and most people who are vaccinated with MMR will be protected for life.

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Let’s roll up our sleeves for Gwinnett!

We already have had a 22% percent increase in 2022 in adult vaccinations in Georgia.

Let’s roll up our sleeves for Gwinnett! Vaccines are an amazing way to protect against serious deadly diseases and disabilities. According to the CDC, 3 out of 4 adults are missing their required immunizations. We want to take part in helping increase low adult vaccination rates by providing resources to low-cost/affordable medical providers.

Resources to Affordable Providers

Important update: The CDC has declared the end of the Federal COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE)

On May 11, 2023, the CDC marked the end of the federal COVID-19 PHE declaration. What does this mean? Here are some key points you need to know:

• Vaccines will remain available: The U.S. government is still distributing free COVID-19 vaccines for everyone.
• COVID-19 at-home tests may not be covered by insurance: Despite the fact insurance providers aren’t longer required to provide free COVID-19 tests or waive costs, the CDC still has a No Cost COVID-19 Testing Locator to find clinics or pharmacy partners that still provide free testing. 
• Treatments will remain available: Medication against COVID-19 will still be available for free while supplies last. However, the prices of the medication will be determined by both the manufacturer and the person’s insurance coverage. 
• National reporting may change: Data like COVID-19 cases and deaths, national and county-level test positivity, and the V-safe tracking system for health check-ins won’t be longer available. 

Though the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) has ended, let’s continue to roll up our sleeves. Vaccination remains crucial in keeping our community safe.

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Check Your Vaccine Status

Before you check the list of recommended adult vaccines, it’s important to know your immunization records.

All these questions can be answered online through the Georgia Department of Public Health (DHP), or talk to your doctor about providing you with a copy of your immunization records.

 • What vaccines have you gotten?
 How many doses of each?
When was your last vaccine?

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