5 Vaccines necessary for adults
There is no doubt that vaccination is one of the most effective preventive measures that protect children from serious diseases. But the missed truth from many people's minds is that vaccination isn't just for kids; there are certain vaccines that adults should get it.
- Flu vaccine: it's an annual vaccine that protects against influenza and its complications. Flu vaccine is recommended for all people over the age of 6 months, especially old age and people with chronic illness such as; heart disease, diabetes, bronchial asthma and COPD.
- Pneumococcal vaccine: it protects against many serious diseases such as pneumonia and meningitis. This vaccine is strongly recommended for old age over 65 years old as well as smokers and adult patients with chronic medical conditions.
- Shingles vaccine: there is an exciting medical fact stated that everyone had chickenpox during childhood is liable to develop shingles after adulthood. Shingles is a painful skin rash which may develop a severe form of nerve pain known as post-herpetic neuralgia. To avoid shingles and its serious complications, vaccination is strongly recommended.
- Hepatitis A & B vaccines: hepatitis A & B are linked with liver cirrhosis, failure, cancer and death. So, vaccination against hepatitis A & B are strongly recommended for adults, especially for healthcare workers.
- Tetanus booster: adults need regular shots of tetanus booster every 10 years to be away from tetanus (serious disease which causes painful muscle contractions, respiratory failure and death).