Saturday, April 26, 2008

Adult Immunization

To have a happy life one must also be healthy and fit. To keep away from any sickness our immune system must be strong to combat diseases. I read an article at GoodHousekeeping magazine that a lot of adults are not up to on their shots. It is best to ask your respective doctors to update what vaccine you missed.

I copied this below from the mag what adults should need and ask from their docs:

For chickenpox - you need to get this if you were born after 1979 and you haven't immunized or don't have the disease yet.

For tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis (tdap) - you need this if you are under 65 who did not get a booster for the last 10 years.

For measles-mumps-rubella (mmr) - you need this if you are born after 1956 and haven't been vaccinated.

For pneumonia - you need this if you are 65 and older or those with chronic disease.

For shingles - you need this if you are 60 and over.

When fall comes it will be time for the flu shots again. Everyone is encourage to get flu shots as well.

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