The majority of us can remember getting a variety of vaccinations when we were children. We may not have the fondest memories of those experiences, but it was something we had to do to keep ourselves protected from serious illnesses and diseases. However, many adults might not recall the last time they had a vaccine post-adolescence. In honor of National Immunization Awareness Month, Capital Healthcare Solutions is spreading the word that vaccines are for people of all ages, not just children! Read on to find tips and guidelines to keep you and the adults in your life properly vaccinated and protected!
Did you know that the protection from certain vaccines can decrease over time? So, even if you received all of the recommended vaccines during your childhood, you may need additional vaccines or boosters as an adult in order to ensure you are fully protected.
All adults need a yearly influenza (flu) vaccine
All adults need the Tdap vaccine!
Don’t forget about booster shots!
Older adults require vaccines to prevent illnesses such as shingles.
If you are a healthcare worker, you will need additional vaccines!
Besides the required vaccines above, there are three determining factors to keep in mind regarding additional vaccines you may need:
Some of those additional vaccines you may need include:
Ultimately and most importantly, we, at Capital Healthcare Solutions, care about your health and well-being, and strongly recommend the completion of an annual physical examination! That appointment is imperative for you to have the opportunity to discuss important health topics, such as your vaccines and boosters, with your doctor. Refer to this blog as a guide, but always take the medical advice of your primary care physician before making any substantial decisions regarding your health and safety!
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Posted by Michelle Adams on Aug 5, 2016 10:24:42 AM
Michelle Adams, Advertising and Social Media Specialist for Capital Healthcare Solutions and Harmony Home Healthcare, enjoys life in Southwestern Pennsylvania with her husband and beloved dog.