Vaccines….. Adults Need Them, Too!

Influenza
Adults need a flu vaccine annually, especially if pregnant, elderly or have chronic medical conditions such as diabetes.

Tetanus
This vaccine should be given after age 19 and repeated every 10 years. Chicken Pox Also known as varicella, adults should receive this vaccine and a booster if they have not already had the disease.

Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)
Both men and women should have this vaccine series (3 doses) between ages 19 and 26.

Zoster
Also known as shingles, this single dose vaccine can prevent a very painful rash that could lead to permanent nerve damage. Adults should receive this vaccine at age 60, even if they have had the chickenpox.

Pneumonia
Adults should receive 1 dose of this vaccine at age 65 to prevent the most common form of pneumonia.

Measles, Mumps and Rubella
While many of us received this vaccine as children, adults need a booster between ages 19 and 55 to maintain their protection.

*Check with your doctor or health care provider before receiving any vaccine. Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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