Protecting yourself from preventable diseases doesn't end as you grow older.
As you get older, your immune system tends to weaken, putting you at higher risk for certain diseases. There are several vaccines that can protect you from these serious and sometimes deadly diseases.
Talk to your provider to make sure you are up-to-date on the recommended vaccines.
Recommended vaccinations for adults and seniors:
Whooping Cough (Pertussis) – you need a Td (diphtheria-tetanus) booster every ten years. It is recommended you get a one-time dose of Tdap (diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis) if you did not receive one previously.
Influenza (Flu) – annual vaccine every year in the fall
Pneumococcal (Pneumonia) – people over the age of 65, or those under 65 with high risk conditions
Shingles (Zoster) – people over the age of 60 even if you already had shingles
Read more about the importance of adult vaccines from our blog, Shine365