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Seniors may believe that their inoculation days are over, but keeping up with recommended vaccine schedules throughout our lives is just as imperative as receiving those initial doses as children.

Anyone who had chicken pox growing up may develop shingles later in life. Painful resurgence of the zoster virus is common in people older than 60, but it can be prevented with a single shot.

The flu vaccine is on the list of recommended elderly vaccines. There are several compelling reasons for caregivers and their loved ones to take advantage of this preventive measure.

Barbara Walters' hospitalization from chicken pox is a reminder of the value of prevention. Learn about chicken pox and shingles vaccines for the elderly.

Advertisements to get your flu shot start earlier and earlier every year. Does the timing of your vaccine play a role in protecting you for the entire flu season?

Chronic health conditions and the flu can be a deadly combination, especially for the elderly. Know the risk factors and when to seek treatment.

Getting a flu shot may protect older adults from major cardiac events, such as heart attacks and strokes. People who receive the flu vaccine may decrease their heart attack risk by as much as 50 percent.

Vaccines the CDC recommends for 6 preventable diseases, along with dosages and scheduling.

The flu shot is now available in a less-scary skin prick instead of a needle, but its only offered to people between ages 18 to 64. Elderly people must still endure the inch-long flu shot needle.

Understanding your health insurance benefits—and those of your loved one—is crucial for ensuring that you both make the most of your coverage and do everything possible to keep yourselves healthy.

Seniors over age 65 should receive an annual flu shot to safeguard their health. A high-dose vaccine provides increased protection from infection in individuals who have weaker immune systems.

There is a lot of misinformation surrounding the prevention and treatment of influenza. Get your facts straight and learn how to protect yourself and your loved ones from this nasty viral infection.

Seniors over age 65 are at a much higher risk for developing and possibly dying from pneumonia. Learn what factors can contribute to this risk and how you can protect your loved one from falling ill.

Advanced age and a compromised immune system can make seniors more susceptible to shingles, a disease that affects the nerves and causes a painful, blistering skin rash.