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Senior Times - October 2020
By: Glin Winsor, Practice Manager DayOne Family Healthcare P.C.r
  Regardless of age, we all need immuniza- tions to keep us healthy. With time, immuni- ty from childhood vaccines can decrease and you may be at risk for different diseases that could be prevented by being vaccinated with one of the new vaccines that are available. With adulthood comes responsibility, includ- ing the need to protect ourselves and our loved ones. Getting immunized is a lifelong, life-protecting job.
not the improved immune response leads to greater protection against influenza disease after vaccination is not yet known.
 The specific immunizations you need as an adult are determined by factors such as age, lifestyle, health conditions, locations of travel, and previous immunization.
Tetanus, also called Lockjaw, lives in the soil and gets into the body through cuts or wounds. The actual disease is caused when the bacteria release a toxin, or poison, into a person's body. Tetanus can cause extremely painful muscle cramps all over the body. This disease can be deadly. In the most com- mon form of tetanus, the first sign is spasm of the jaw muscles, followed by stiffness of the neck, and difficulty in swallowing.
All adults need:
• Influenza (flu)
• Tdap: Tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis
healthy people.
The best way to protect yourself and oth-
Diphtheria is also caused when the bacte- ria release a toxin, or poison, into a person's body. Diphtheria bacteria live in the mouth, throat, and nose of an infected person and can be passed to others by coughing or sneezing. Death occurs in 5%-10% of people infected with diphtheria. Because of wide- spread immunization and better living con- ditions, diphtheria is now rare in the United States. In order to keep diphtheria a low con- cern, it is important that we continue to be immunized against this disease.
(whooping cough)
• Pneumococcal
• Shingrix (Shingles)
ers from the flu is to get immunized. The influenza vaccine is given each year because immunity decreases after a year and because each year’s vaccine is formulated to prevent that year’s anticipated influenza viruses. The CDC and other health organizations deter- mine the strains to be placed in each year’s vaccine.
Influenza is a serious disease caused by
a virus. This is not just the common cold. Each year, an average of 226,000 people are hospitalized due to influenza and between 3,000 and 49,000 people die of influenza and its complications, the majority are among adults. Influenza is very unpredictable. No one knows how deadly influenza each year will be. Even if you have a mild case of influenza, you can still pass the virus on to your friends and family who could get very sick or even die. You can catch influenza from people who cough, sneeze, or even just talk around you. Older adults and those with health conditions like lung and heart disease are at high risk for serious complications from influenza. But anyone can become seriously sick from influenza – even young,
Health experts recommend that you get vaccinated as soon as vaccine is available at your pharmacy or doctor’s office.
Pertussis, also known as Whooping Cough, is spread through the air by cough- ing and sneezing. It is very contagious. Whooping cough can trigger coughing so severe that it results in vomiting and broken ribs.
Neither the injectable (inactivated) vac- cine nor the live attenuated (nasal spray) vaccine can cause influenza.
Aging decreases the body's ability to have a good immune response after getting influ- enza vaccine. A higher dose of antigen in the vaccine is supposed to give older people a better immune response, and possibly pro- vide better protection against flu. Whether or
To help protect yourself and possibly your loved ones against these vaccine-prevent- able bacterial infections, it is important to be immunized on a regular schedule. Because immunity to diphtheria and tetanus wanes
Tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis are three different diseases caused by bacteria.
Alamo Transportation
Alpha Medical Transport
Battle Creek Tele-Transit
Battle Creek Transit - Fixed Route
Community Action Senior Transportation
JTC Transportation Service LLC
Mobility 1 Transportation
JNZ Transportation
Calhoun & Jackson Counties
Battle Creek Area
Battle Creek Area
Battle Creek Area
Calhoun County- Battle Creek
Calhoun County Area
Southern Michigan
Door-to-Door Service
Fixed Routes
Origination To Destination
Within 150 miles
Will Travel Out Of Michigan
(517) 494-0029
(844) 895-4809
(269) 966-3474
(269) 966-3474
(269) 565-4144
(269) 339-6928
(269) 430-5055
(517) 879-0978
M-F, 7am-5pm
By Appointment
M-F, 5:15am-mid- night, Sat, 9:15am-5pm
M-F, 5:15am-mid- night, Some Routes Sat, 9:15am-5pm
M-F, 8am-4:30pm
Daily 6am-8pm
By Appointment
7-days, 6am-6pm
Bills Medicare/Medicad
Arranged through individual health insurance plans; direct pay not accepted
$2 one-way for senior/disabled, Personal attendants ride free, $7 adults ($5 after 6:45pm)
$0.60 seniors
$1 suggested cost share per ride, funded by Senior Millage
Wheelchair $45+$1.25/mile, Ambulatory $35+$1.25/mile after 20miles
Can bill some Medicad plans
Wheelchair $45+$2/mile, Ambulatory $30+$2/mile
Must schedule more than 24 hours in advance
Reservation Needed, 10 punch pass for $20, 20 punches for $40
Must have exact change, 12 punch pass for $6, 48 punches for $24
Must schedule more than 24 hours in advance
10-15% Disc for ambulatory frequency
 Albion Marshall Connector
Marshall, Ablion
(269) 781-3975 or (517) 654-3000
M-F, 7:30am-5:30pm
$1 one way for seniors, 60+; disabled & children 6-12,
$2 adults/children 13+
 Must have exact change, can receive tokens for future trips if you overpay
  Area Wide Transportation
Southern Michigan
(269) 679-6999
Available 24 hours/ day
Bills Medicare/Medicad
 Rider responsible for any costs not covered
Battle Creek Area
(269) 966-3474
Weekends only
Branch Area Transit Authority
Branch County
(517) 278-5889
Half Fare for Handicapped & Senior Citizens Over 60
 Weekly Subscriptions Available
 Community Action Senior Transportation
Calhoun County- Albion
Origination To Destination
(269) 565-4144
M,T,W,F, 9am-2:30pm
$1 suggested cost share per ride, funded by Senior Millage
 Must schedule more than 24 hours in advance
 Marshall Dial-A-Ride
(269) 781-3975
M-F, 7am-6pm
$1.50 one-way for seniors, 60+, disabled, children 5-12, $3.00 adults/children 13+
Free on Wed for seniors, age 60 and over
 Ready Ride Transportation
(616) 261-2400
By Appointment
Contact for Rates
 10% Discount for Veterans
 Senior Transportation, DC Services LLC
 Michigan, Northern IN
  (517) 677-9262
 By Appointment
  Starting from Tekonsha
 Details subject to change.To have your senior transportation added or changes to your listing, Call Sherii at (269) 979-1479 ext. 302 or
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