Source: Toronto Star
Immunization isn't just for kids. Here's a list of vaccinations recommended for adults:
Herpes zoster (shingles) vaccine is recommended for people age 60 and over.
By: Nancy J. White
A yearly flu shot. All adults are encouraged to get a seasonal influenza vaccination.
Pneumococcal vaccine. Anyone aged 65 or older should get the one-time shot that protects against 23 strains of pneumonia. It's also recommended for younger adults with high-risk conditions, such as lung disease.
Tetanus and diphtheria (Td) vaccine. While most people got this injection as children, adults should get booster shots every 10 years.
Tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (Tdap) vaccine. Adults are encouraged to receive a Tdap injection to protect against pertussis (whooping cough). It counts as one of the every 10 years Td shots.
Herpes zoster (shingles) vaccine. It's recommended for people age 60 and over and is approved for those in their 50s. The vaccine costs about $200. Some private plans will reimburse.
Travel vaccines. Different protection is needed depending on the countries visited. They are not publicly funded.
Original article from: thestar.com