Vaccines in the Elderly

  • Adult Vaccination: Protect Yourself, Seniors and Their Caregivers

    Many adults assume that their inoculation days are long over, but keeping up with recommended vaccine schedules throughout our lives is just as important as the initial doses we received as children.

  • The Best Time of Year to Get a Flu Shot

    Does the timing of your vaccine play a role in how protected you are throughout the entire flu season? See what the CDC recommends for the best possible protection against the flu and related complications.

  • Recommended Vaccines for Seniors

    Decreasing an aging loved one’s risk of contracting preventable yet potentially deadly diseases, such as Covid-19, flu or pneumonia, is as simple as getting a shot (or two). These are the CDC guidelines for senior vaccinations.

  • Benefits of the High-Dose Flu Shot for Seniors

    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.

  • All About the Shingles Vaccine

    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.

  • Chronic Health Conditions and the Flu: A Deadly Combination

    For elderly people, influenza can lead to serious complications like pneumonia, exacerbate existing chronic medical conditions and even cause death. Vaccinations are a senior’s best defense against the flu and related complications.

  • Medicare Part B: Are You Utilizing All of Your Benefits?

    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.

  • 7 Common Flu Myths Debunked

    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 aging loved ones from this nasty viral infection.

  • Why Are Older Adults More Susceptible to Pneumonia?

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

  • Shingles: A Painful Skin Condition

    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.

  • The Importance of Getting a Flu Shot During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    The 2021–2022 flu season coincides with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Make an informed decision about your flu vaccine with these 5 facts about the flu shot, influenza and COVID-19.

  • Barbara Walters' Hospitalization Highlights Importance of Preventative Vaccinations for Elderly

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

  • The Surprising Way Getting a Flu Shot May Save Your Life

    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.

  • Smaller Flu Shot Needle Is Available....But Not For Seniors

    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.

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