Immunizations are not just for children. Adults also need to keep up to date with recommended immunizations. When adult immunizations are not up to date, they are at risk for disease and passing infections on to others.
It is now recommended that adults receive at least one dose of tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis containing vaccine. Pertussis protection is recommended for adults to prevent spreading the germ that causes whooping cough to infants and children. A tetanus, diphtheria booster is then recommended for adults every ten years. The flu shot is also recommended every year. Other vaccines may be recommended for you depending on your health, occupation, lifestyle, immunity to certain diseases, and what vaccines you had as a child.
It is easy to forget what vaccines you have had in the past. Keeping a record of immunizations you have received is important. For a lifetime of protection, speak to your health care provider or call health connection, about what immunizations you need.
For more information about adult immunization
Adults are encouraged to protect themselves and their loved ones against pertussis (whooping cough) a disease that can cause serious illness. Review the video below for information.