Adults need vaccination, too!

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      What is Adult vaccination?

      Administration of all or part of micro-organism or modified product resulting in protection against the disease is called vaccination. It is a highly effective method of preventing certain infectious diseases.

      The term vaccination, unfortunately, is still associated with children. Vaccines are underused in adults, leading to unnecessary sickness and death. Adult immunization is a must and should become a fundamental part of patient care. Adult vaccination saves lives.

      Adult vaccination is done for could not receive childhood vaccinations or a few recommended vaccines were not available when these adults were children. Some vaccines do not provide lifelong protection and as immunity to infections fades away over time; adults once again become vulnerable to getting the infection. Adults can have jobs that may put them at increased risk of both acquiring and/or spreading vaccine-preventable diseases. For travelers, vaccination also offers the possibility of avoiding many infectious diseases that may be encountered abroad.

      Why vaccination for adults?

      1. Vaccine prevent diseases that spread as easily as an individual travels.
      2. Vaccines help keep you healthy:
      3. Vaccines are as vital to your health as diet and exercise:
      4. Vaccines are safe and effective
      5. Young and healthy people can get sick too
      6. Vaccine-preventable diseases are expensive
      7. When you get sick, your immediate family is at risk, too

      Types of vaccinations

      • Influenza (Can be prevented by an annual flu vaccine)
      • Diphtheria Tetanus or “Lockjaw” (Can be prevented by a Tdap vaccine)
      • Varicella (Chickenpox) (Can be prevented by a varicella vaccine)
      • Human Papillomavirus (Can be prevented by the HPV vaccine)
      • Zoster (Shingles, Herpes Zoster) (Can be prevented by the Zoster vaccine)
      • Measles, Mumps Rubella (Can be prevented by MMR vaccine)
      • Pneumococcal Disease (Can be prevented by the Pneumococcal vaccine)
      • Meningococcal Disease (Can be prevented by a MCV vaccine)
      • Hepatitis A (Can be prevented with HepA vaccine)
      • Hepatitis B (Can be prevented with a HepB vaccine)

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      1. What are some vaccines recommended for adults?

      Vaccines recommended for adults may include influenza, Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis), shingles (herpes zoster), pneumonia, HPV (human papillomavirus), and COVID-19 vaccines, among others. The specific vaccines you need depend on your age, health status, and previous immunizations.

      2. How effective are vaccines for adults?

      Vaccine effectiveness varies, but they are generally effective at preventing diseases and reducing the severity of illness if you do get sick. The effectiveness depends on the vaccine type and individual factors.

      3. How important are vaccines for older adults?

      Vaccines are crucial for older adults because their immune systems weaken with age, making them more vulnerable to infections. Vaccinations can protect against serious illnesses, hospitalization, and complications.

      4. What are the benefits of adult vaccination?

      Adult vaccination provides protection against preventable diseases, reduces healthcare costs, and minimizes the spread of infections within communities. It helps maintain overall health and well-being, especially in older adults.

      5. When are adults vaccinated?

      Adults should follow recommended vaccination schedules, which may include boosters and periodic vaccinations. Additionally, adults should receive vaccines when travelling to areas with specific health risks and based on their medical history.

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