Vaccines — Not Just for Children

For the last several years, there’s been much hullabaloo about vaccinations. But that commotion is usually centered around which vaccines should be given to children, and when. Sometimes we forget that there are important vaccinations for adults to get as well. Of course, every year there’s the usual reminders about flu vaccinations, but there are a number of other vaccinations that the elderly in particular should consider: pneumonia, tetanus, and shingles, to name a few. Next time you see your doctor, make sure to ask whether you should get these or not.