HealthFinder.gov shared that adults need to get shots (vaccines) just like kids do. Make sure you are up to date on your shots.
- Get a flu vaccine every year. The seasonal flu vaccine is the best way to protect yourself and others from the flu.
- Get the Tdap shot to protect against tetanus (“TET-nes”), diphtheria (“dif-THEER-ee-ah”), and whooping cough (pertussis). Everyone needs to get the Tdap shot once, and pregnant women need a dose during every pregnancy. Learn about the Tdap shot.
- After you get a Tdap shot, get a Td shot every 10 years to keep you protected against tetanus and diphtheria. Learn about Td shots.
- If you are age 60 or older, get shots for older adults. Older adults need shots to protect against diseases like pneumonia and shingles.
Ask your doctor or nurse if there are any other shots you need to stay healthy.