Friday, August 5, 2011

National Immunization Awareness Month

August is National Immunization Awareness Month.  The Administration on Aging has listed the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommended immunizations for Older Adults age 65 and older:
  • Seasonal Influenza
  • Tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (whooping cough) (for adults up to 64 years, one lifetime dose)
  • Shingles (for adults 60 years and older)
  • Pneumococcal disease (for adults 65 years and older and adults with specific health conditions)
The complete 2011 CDC recommended adult vaccination schedule can be found here.

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