As you grow older, the likelihood of developing diseases like the flu or shingles increases immensely. Due to weakened immune systems, seniors are at greater risk of falling ill from a number of diseases. For this reason, it is important to stay on top of your vaccination record so that you are always well-protected.
The following vaccines are most important for seniors:
- COVID-19 Vaccine
- Pneumonia Vaccine (Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine and Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine)
- Shingles Vaccine
- Tetanus with a Combined Pertussis Booster (Tdap Vaccine)
- Hepatitis B Vaccine
- Flu Vaccine (High Dose Flu Vaccine and Adjuvanted Flu Vaccine)
For more information on vaccines for seniors, be sure to check out some of our previous posts. Contact Senior Strong today!
William Rivers is an editor with a master’s degree in Human Services Counseling at Maine State University. He has more than 20 years of experience working in the senior healthcare industry.