The Power to Protect Yourself
Older adults are more vulnerable to certain diseases than other populations. They are also at a higher risk for developing serious complications that can be life-threatening.
Vaccines provide protection against diseases that affect older adults such as pneumococcal disease, shingles and the flu.
Vaccines for Older Adults
Older adults who get the flu are more likely to experience serious problems. The flu vaccine provides the best protection year after year.
Pneumococcal diseases can be life-threatening for older adults, but vaccines protect against the most common forms of pneumococcal bacteria.
The risk of getting shingles and having long-term problems increases with age. The shingles vaccine is the only way to protect yourself from the disease.