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Vaccines aren’t just for kids

Adults should verify which shots they need as they age

Most people associate vaccinations with children. And it’s true, as children grow, vaccines are extremely important. Vaccines aren’t just for kids though. Do you know that vaccines are just as important for adults?

Some of the shots we get as children wear off as we age. This means you may be at risk of contracting different strains or new diseases. No matter your age, you need shots to protect yourself from serious and deadly diseases.

  December 29, 2016   Vaccines, shot 0 Comments   Read More

August is National Immunization Awareness Month

Velocity Care discusses the benefits of immunization and highlights the most important vaccines that doctors recommend

National Immunization Awareness Month occurs every August to help bring about awareness of the importance of receiving regular vaccinations. Throughout the years, strict immunization policies have brought many life-threatening diseases under control. Polio, smallpox, tetanus, yellow fever, diphtheria, whooping cough and measles are all rarely seen illnesses that, prior to...

  August 2, 2016   Children, Health, Vaccines, Child, Immunizations, Adults 0 Comments   Read More

10 illnesses contracted from animals and insects

Velocity Care provides insight on diseases commonly passed from animals and insects to humans

Man’s best friend can cause surprising illnesses in humans that stem from more than just the common dog bite. Diseases passed to humans from animals with vertebrates are called zoonoses. All animals could potentially be contaminated at some point in their lifetime with pathogens that can impact a human’s health. Diseases transmitted to humans through insects are called vector-borne diseases and can...

  July 27, 2016   Health, Illness, Disease, Vaccines, Medical, Animals 0 Comments   Read More

What is hepatitis?

Be aware of the facts to help prevent hepatitis

Viral hepatitis is inflammation of the liver caused by a virus. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), it causes approximately 1.45 million deaths each year.

World Hepatitis Day is one of only four official disease-specific world health days. In 2010, WHO declared July 28 World Hepatitis Day.

There are five different hepatitis viruses: hepatitis A, B, C, D and E.

  July 26, 2016   Disease, Vaccines, Adult, Infection, Hepatitis 1 Comment   Read More

Should I see a doctor before traveling?

Enjoy a vacation without medical complications

Planning for a trip can be fun as you research the sites you want to visit and activities you want to enjoy. With all the excitement of a pending trip, some things often get overlooked – like your health.

  July 13, 2016   Health, Travel, Vaccines, Diarrhea 0 Comments   Read More

Immunizations: A health intervention

Velocity Care shares the importance of vaccines

Everyone remembers that series of doctor's visits and shots as a kid and those dreaded few seconds of pain before you got a sticker and lollipop. Little did you know you were playing a part in one of the world’s biggest fights against disease.

  April 25, 2016   Health, Disease, Vaccines, Immunizations 0 Comments   Read More

What to expect when vaccinating your child

Velocity Care answers your vaccine questions

Getting a child vaccinated can be tough for parents to deal with, considering all the information you need to wade through about vaccination requirements, the misinformation about vaccines in the media and the common fear of needles.

We created a quick guide that will help you through the vaccination process.

  August 10, 2015   Children, Health, Vaccines, Wellness, Prevention 0 Comments   Read More

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