As you reach senior status, it’s important to make sure you’re up to date on your immunizations and getting what your body needs to stay healthy. August is National Immunization Month, and keeping up on your immunizations is an important part of keeping you and your loved ones protected from certain diseases.
While many people remember to immunize their children or young ones, they often forget the importance of immunizing themselves. Staying immunized as you age is an extremely important aspect of aging healthily. Luckily, the CDC outlines the recommended immunizations for each age group, showing what is needed to help you stay healthy at every age.
Getting the right immunizations in early childhood is an important aspect of aging healthily. Here is a link to a list of vaccines for children up to the age of 6:
Here is a link to a list of vaccines for teens 7-18:
After childhood, many people forget that immunizations are still a huge part of keeping themselves healthy. But in reality, getting immunized through adulthood keeps not only yourself healthy, but others around you as well. As you reach your senior years, protecting yourself with the right immunizations becomes even more important. Here is a link to a list of vaccines for adults over the age of 19:
Immunizations are extremely important, and while these charts and guidelines are a helpful source and reference, it is equally important to speak with your physician about what your body needs. Be sure that you know what is best for your body as you age.