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08/10/16   |   By

What You Need to Know About Adult Immunization Guidelines

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Vaccinations for adults and children are a hot topic of debate, but this discussion will present only the viewpoint and recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The oversight agency advocates certain immunizations for all adults and additional ones for various segments of the populace. You can discover what you need to know in the summary below.

All Adults

Adults – particularly seniors and those with chronic health disorders – should get a seasonal flu vaccine each year. They also should receive a Tdap inoculation if they missed it in adolescence as well as a Td booster shot every 10 years. The Tdap vaccine protects against pertussis, while the Td protects against tetanus and diphtheria.

Adults Over the Age of 60

In addition to the above vaccines, seniors should get the pneumonia vaccine and the Zoster vaccine, which immunizes against shingles. For more information about the latter inoculation, see CDC Recommends Shingles Vaccine for Most Adults Over 60 Years of Age.

Healthcare Workers

The duties of some healthcare workers put them at risk for deadly illnesses. Although the advised vaccines will depend on various factors, possibilities include hepatitis B and chickenpox along with mumps, measles and rubella. Those who work with patients who have meningitis should get one dose of this vaccine.

International Travelers

People traveling out of the U.S. should have all the standard vaccinations. They should also visit the CDC Travel page to see what other inoculations authorities recommend for their destination country.

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