You may have recently heard lots of things in the news lately about vaccinations for children, but did you know that adults and seniors need them as well?
Many older adults feel they don’t need vaccinations or are worried about side effects, but the startling facts are that seniors are at a greater risk of complications from diseases. In fact, according to Johnmuirhealth.com, an estimated 45,000 adults die each year from complications due to illnesses that could have been prevented with the right vaccines.
So, what are the most important vaccines for older adults? Let’s find out.
While it’s important for you to discuss with your doctor any health concerns you may have, it also helps to educate yourself on important vaccinations before you go to your next appointment. This way, you can advocate for your health and get the answers to any questions that arise.
There are other vaccinations that older adults should ask their doctor about, but these four are the most important. Be sure to bring your medical history to your next doctor’s appointment and talk about your options. Be an advocate for your health.
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