2012’s employee Health and Benefit Fairs were packed with events, from signing up for the HumanaVitality program to attending a Medicare Insurance meeting or receiving vaccines in addition to the flu shot.
Employees who completed their online Vitality Assessment and Vitality Check by August 31 were entered into a drawing for an iPad. Representatives were available at all health fairs to assist with enrolling and completing their Vitality Assessment. Clinicians were there to complete the finger-stick Vitality Check.
Medicare Insurance Meetings
Are you nearing or considering retirement? Valery Insurance will present seminars on Medicare Health Insurance Options, which will focus on the transition into Medicare in addition to options available for early retirees. Reservations are not required.
Pertussis (Whooping Cough) Vaccination
Pertussis (whooping cough) is very contagious disease which can cause serious illness in infants, children and adults. The disease starts like a common cold, with runny nose or congestion, sneezing and maybe mild cough or fever. Unlike the common cold, pertussis can become a series of coughing fits that continues for weeks. The number of reported cases has been significantly higher this year. It is recommended that instead of getting a regular TD booster every ten years that you get a Tdap booster instead. If you are not sure if you are due for a booster shot or should have a Tdap booster, contact your doctor’s office. More...
Shingles (Herpes Zoster) Vaccination (60 years or older)
The vaccine for shingles (Zostavax®) is recommended for use in people 60 years old and older to prevent shingles. The older a person is, the more severe the effects of shingles typically are, so all adults 60 years old or older should get the one-time shingles vaccine. Shingles is a painful skin rash, often with blisters. The rash usually appears on one side of the face or body and lasts from 2 to 4 weeks. Its main symptom is pain, which can be quite severe. Other symptoms of Shingles can include fever, headache, chills and upset stomach.
Even if you have had shingles, you can still receive the shingles vaccine to help prevent future occurrences of the disease. There is no specific time that you must wait after having shingles before receiving the shingles vaccine. The decision on when to get vaccinated should be made with your health care provider. Generally, a person should make sure that the shingles rash has disappeared before getting vaccinated. If you have any questions on whether you should have a Shingles vaccine, contact your doctor’s office. More...
If you would like information on how to receive one or both of these vaccines contact the Humana on-site reps, Marc or Jorge at 954-357-7192 or 954-357-7191
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