Vaccines Older Adults Need
Did you skip your flu shot last year? You are not alone.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that about 30% of people 65 and older chose not to get a flu shot last year. And that’s just the tip of the proverbial vaccination iceberg. Flu is not the only vaccination that older adults are neglecting. According to the CDC, 43% of those 65 and older are not current on tetanus shots, and two-thirds didn’t receive the recommended shingles vaccine.
Vaccines are important for seniors as it protects them from a variety of illnesses including pneumonia, whooping cough, shingles, and the flu. Don’t be laid low this year because you forgot or didn’t have time to schedule an annual shot or booster.
Source: My Prime Time News