Vaccines Aren’t Just for Kids

It doesn’t have to be back-to-school season for you to start thinking about your preventive health. Use this checklist to make sure that everyone – from older teens to grandparents – is up-to-date on immunizations for the best shot at good health!

  • Meningitis: Teens should get a booster dose at age 16, or at least before heading to college. This shot will protect them from infections spread in dorms.
  • Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis: Adults need one booster shot every 10 years.
  • Shingles: Older adults should get one shot. This can prevent shingles or help limit complications from the disease if complications.
  • Pneumonia: People with health problems and older adults may need this one – or two – shot vaccine.

Ask your pediatrician which shots young children need.

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