All adults should get vaccines to protect their health.
Even healthy adults can become seriously ill, and
can pass certain illnesses on to others. Immunization
is especially important to adults 60 years of age
and older, and for those who have a chronic condition
such as asthma, COPD, diabetes or heart disease.
Immunization is also important for anyone who is in
close contact with the very young, the very old, people
with weakened immune systems, and those who cannot
be vaccinated. All adults should get:
Influenza (flu) vaccine
: Each year
to protect against the seasonal flu.
Td or Tdap
: Every adult should get
the Tdap vaccine once if they did not receive it as
an adolescent to protect against pertussis (whooping
cough), and then a Td (tetanus, diphtheria) booster
shot every ten years.
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