Vaccine Confidence Program
Vaccines save lives. Get vaccinated today.
Vaccines are safe and effective at fighting preventable diseases. Keep your family and neighbors protected by getting vaccinated and ensuring your vaccines are up to date with Ballad Health.
You can find novel coronavirus (COVID-19) resources from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the states of Tennessee and Virginia and other sources for more information about COVID-19.
Free COVID-19 vaccines
COVID-19 vaccinations are available at your local pharmacy. Search for your closest COVID-19 vaccine location by visiting the CDC's vaccine finder.
Have you received your annual flu vaccine?
Influenza (flu) is a serious disease caused by a virus.
It can make you feel miserable! Fever, cough, shaking chills, body aches and extreme weakness are common symptoms.
Protect yourself from the flu
Getting vaccinated is the best way to prevent the flu. Everyone age 6 months and older should get vaccinated against the flu every year.
Vaccination not only protects the person who gets immunized, it also protects the people around them – for example, babies who are too young to be vaccinated.
Do I still need a flu shot if I'm getting vaccinated against COVID-19?
Yes, you should still get vaccinated for the flu if you're receiving your COVID-19 vaccination.
The flu vaccine can safely be given at the same time as your COVID-19 vaccine.
Learn more about COVID-19 and the flu.
Stay safe from pneumonia
Pneumonia is caused by bacteria that can lead to serious infections in the lungs, blood and brain.
Even with good medical care, pneumonia can be deadly and difficult to treat.
Protect yourself from pneumonia
You can protect yourself against these serious types of blood and brain infections by getting vaccinated.
There are two vaccines – PPSV23 and PCV13 – that can prevent pneumonia. PPSV23 is given at age 65 or older. PVC13 can also be given at this age, so talk to your healthcare provider to see which vaccine is right for you.
You might need these shots before age 65 if you are a smoker or if you have certain health conditions.
Shingles is a painful disease caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox. Symptoms usually include a painful rash with blisters that can occur anywhere on your body, even the face and eyes.
Protect yourself from shingles
The best way to prevent shingles and its serious complications is by getting vaccinated. Shingrix is the brand name of the shingles vaccine most commonly used in the U.S.
You should get two doses of Shingrix vaccine if you are 50 years of age or older, even if you've already had shingles or already received the older shingles vaccine (Zostavax). It is possible to get shingles more than once.
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