Straight Talk About Immunizations for Seniors.
Aug 15, 2018
Protect your health, get your shots.
As we age, our immune systems weaken. That’s why older adults are more prone to certain diseases. Seniors are also more at risk for serious complications from certain diseases. In addition, protection from some shots will wear off over time. Receiving the recommended vaccinations help ensure against diseases that are serious and sometimes deadly.
50 and older:
Shingles vaccine – shingles causes a severe, painful rash that can last for months.
65 and older:
Pneumococcal vaccine – Pneumococcal disease can include pneumonia, meningitis and blood infections.
Also important for seniors:
Tdap vaccine – This immunization protects against whooping cough (pertussis). Everyone should have this shot.