According to the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases, an average of 50,000 adults die each year from illnesses that could have been prevented by vaccination. Certain vaccinations become highly recommended at age 65+, and there may be some vital vaccines you never received when you were younger. We're here to take a stand with you against unnecessary death or illness.
Unfortunately, some diseases don't just affect you, they affect those around you - your loved ones, your friends and the people you work or interact with on a daily basis. That's why it's so important to get vaccinated to help protect you and the people you care about. The most common illnesses that are preventable with vaccines are:
Talk to your doctor about the importance of getting vaccinated.
It is important that all seniors get vaccinated since your immune system weakens as you age, making you more susceptible to the flu and other diseases. In fact, ninety percent of all flu-related deaths and more than half of flu-related hospitalizations occur in people age 65 and older.
If you've been avoiding vaccinations due to what you've heard in the rumor mill, here are some myths you should be aware of:
These statements are not true. If you have more questions or concerns about vaccinations, speak with your doctor to put your mind at ease.
Vaccinations are by far the best way to prevent contracting diseases. But as an adult age 65+, you can adopt some simple habits to stay as healthy as possible.
Ask your doctor which vaccines you should get.