Protection for Those at High Risk

Healthcare workers, firefighters, police, emergency service personnel, dentists and their staff, and others may be at high risk for contracting several disease and viruses. In order to prevent this from happening, immunizations and tests can be given.
  • The vaccinations are administered at your premises.
  • We cooperate with OSHA to assure the safety and health of our clients by following OSHA's standards and protocols.
  • After every procedure, we update your company's database and provide a summary of the services performed. This database exceeds the standards mandated by OSHA.
  • We contract with a large and reputable laboratory, operating throughout California since 1934. This lab provides accurate and timely results and is accredited through the College of American Pathologists, licensed through the CDC and approved by the California Department of Health Services.
We can provide the following services:
 
  Hepatitis B Shingles
  Hepatitis A Varicella (Chickenpox)
  TB Skin Test Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)
  Influenza Td/Tdap (Tetanus Diphtheria/Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis)
  Pneumonia  

Hepatitis B:

Hepatitis B is a viral disease of the liver. It can result in a severe chronic condition, and in some cases, death from liver cancer or cirrhosis complications. Roughly 10% of persons infected with the hepatitis B virus develop a chronic, life-long infection. Since this disease is highly contagious, many persons that are infected, but for a while, symptom-free, will infect others. Due to government-controlled immunization programs the number of persons yearly infected in the United States has dropped from over 200,000 to 70,000. Healthcare workers, firefighters, police, emergency service personnel, dentists and their staff, and others that may come in contact with blood and other body fluids, are especially at risk. Healthtech has extensive experience in providing hepatitis B vaccinations.

Click here for CDC's Vaccination Information Statement (VIS):
http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/vis/downloads/vis-hep-b.pdf

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Hepatitis A:

Hepatitis A is a viral disease of the liver affecting at least 35,000 people each year in the United States. Although not as serious as the other hepatitis viruses, hepatitis A infection results in loss of time at school and work. Children seldom experience severe symptoms while adults may suffer bothersome complications. The Hepatitis A vaccine is highly effective and gives long lasting protection.

Click here for CDC's Vaccination Information Statement (VIS):
http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/vis/downloads/vis-hep-a.pdf

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Tuberculosis Skin Testing:

Tuberculosis is an increasing and major world-wide problem. The new multi-drug resistant strains can cause serious health problems and can be fatal. This test is accomplished by injecting a small amount of protein, derived from tuberculosis bacteria, into the forearm. Two days later, the injection site is examined and measured. Swelling that feels firm to the touch and is larger than a certain size indicated a positive result. Treatment should then be initiated as soon as possible.

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Influenza:

The highly contagious disease, influenza, or "flu" causes considerable discomfort, inconvenience and loss of work time for millions of Americans. Thousands of people die from the flu each year. Although the elderly are especially vulnerable, all age groups may become infected and experience moderate to severe illness, often leading to pneumonia. Influenza vaccine is given yearly since flu viruses change significantly and the immune protection from vaccination decreases monthly. The optimum months for flu vaccination are October and November. Healthtech has implemented a highly effective flu vaccination program in which, over a span of ten years, has been responsible for over 400,000 inoculations.

To view the flu and pneumonia schedule at Raley's, Bel Air and Nob Hill please visit www.raleys.com starting mid-September.

Click here for CDC's Vaccination Information Statement (VIS):
http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/vis/downloads/vis-flu.pdf

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Pnuemonia:

Pneumonia, a serious lung infection, is a frequent complication of influenza and other illnesses. Although persons 65 and older are especially susceptible, many younger persons contract this debilitating disease. Pneumonia is often the final cause of death as a complication arising from influenza and chronic diseases such as cancer, emphysema, stroke and congestive heart failure. Persons 65 and older and also younger persons with poor immune status are candidates for pneumonia vaccination.

To view the flu and pneumonia schedule at Raley's, Bel Air and Nob Hill please visit www.raleys.com starting mid-September.

Click here for CDC's Vaccination Information Statement (VIS):
http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/vis/downloads/vis-ppv.pdf

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Shingles:

Shingles is a disease caused by the varicella zoster virus, the same virus that causes chickenpox. The virus remains dormant in one’s body indefinitely, and can, in later life, reactivate and spread along nerve fibers and then to the skin causing severe pain and a rash. Zostavax, the vaccine for shingles, stimulates the immune system to reduce the risk of developing the disease, and, if the disease does occur, shortens the period of symptoms.

Click here for CDC's Vaccination Information Statement (VIS):
http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/vis/downloads/vis-shingles.pdf

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Varicella:

Varicella (chickenpox) is a common childhood disease. Although usually mild, it can lead to serious conditions such as pneumonia, brain damage or even death. Adults and young infants are especially susceptible. Persons 13 years of age or older who have never had chickenpox or received the varicella vaccine should get two doses of the varicella vaccine at least 28 days apart.

Click here for CDC's Vaccination Information Statement (VIS):
http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/vis/downloads/vis-varicella.pdf

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Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR):

Measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) are serious viral diseases. Each one involves numerous symptoms and can even result in death. The MMR vaccine covers all of the three illnesses. Children should get two doses of the vaccine, the first at 12 - 15 months of age and the second at 4 - 6 years of age. Adults born after 1956 should get at least one dose of the MMR vaccine unless they can show they have had either the vaccines or the diseases.

Click here for CDC's Vaccination Information Statement (VIS):
http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/vis/downloads/vis-mmr.pdf

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Tetanus-Diphtheria or Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis (Td / Tdap):

Diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis are bacterial diseases that cause several severe health conditions. Diphtheria can lead to breathing problems, paralysis, heart failure and even death. Tetanus (lockjaw) causes tightening of muscles, usually all over the body. It may result in the jaw becoming locked so that the victim cannot open his/her mouth or swallow. Death results in up to 2 out of 10 cases. Pertussis causes coughing spells for infants so that it is hard for them to eat, drink or breathe. Serious conditions such as seizures, pneumonia, brain damage and even death may occur. The DTap vaccine is given in 5 doses to children up to 6 years of age. The Tdap vaccine is used as early as 7 years of age for children who missed one or more childhood doses of DTap. The Tdap vaccine is recommended at age 11 or 12. All adults should get a booster dose of Td (tetanus/diphtheria) every 10 years.

Click here for CDC's Vaccination Information Statement (VIS):
http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/vis/downloads/vis-td-tdap.pdf

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