Immunization Awareness Month- Vaccines are not just for kids!
The need for vaccination does not end in childhood. Vaccines are recommended throughout our lives. Recommended vaccines protect adults against flu, whooping cough, tetanus, shingles, and pneumococcal disease.
Recommendations are based on age, lifestyle, occupation, travel and medical conditions. Ask your healthcare provider which vaccines you may need, especially if you have asthma, COPD, diabetes, or heart disease.
All adults should get:
- Flu vaccine– to prevent against seasonal flu
- Td/Tdap- to protect against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (whooping cough)
Some additional vaccines you may need include:
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B