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What Vaccinations Should You Think About Getting After 65?

Your specific answer to that question depends on the advice of your doctor. Keeping that fundamental in mind, there are some vaccines that many health care professionals advocate for seniors.

Since influenza can aggravate asthma and other pre-existing medical conditions in older people, a yearly flu shot is commonly recommended. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advocates the shingles vaccine for anyone past 60 who has had chicken pox; vaccination could cut the risk of developing shingles by half. The PREVNAR and PCV23 vaccines may help seniors avoid pneumonia, and a booster dose of whooping cough vaccine is recommended every ten years for adults. 3

3 - https://www.consumeraffairs.com/news/four-vaccinations-seniors-should-consider-011817.html

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