Ensuring Your Health as You Age: Immunizations for Every Age

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.


About Renee Johnson, CSA

Through her many years of service, Renee Johnson has become a trusted resource and advisor for many individuals in the community. Renee takes the time to understand each person’s circumstances. She then creates a personalized plan specifically to meet their individual needs. Renee lives by her company motto, “We make each client feel like they are our only client.” Renee is the Broker Associate and Certified Senior Advisor at Kontor Realty Group and is licensed to sell real estate in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Renee enjoys working with all ages; serving the young and the young at heart. In addition to holding her Broker licenses she has earned the following designations; Senior Real Estate Specialist, Realtor Senior Advisor, Accredited Buyers Representative, Graduate Realtor Institute and Seller Representative Specialist. Renee’s specific training and experience allows her to provide the most comprehensive and qualified service. As a Certified Senior Advisor, Renee specializes in serving the 55+ community. Renee understands what issues most impact the lives of our aging population. She knows that making this transition can be complex, time consuming and emotional. Renee feels that in times of change you should leave nothing to chance and a trusted resource can make all the difference. She provides her clients with valuable information, resources and guidance so they are able to make informed decisions that will best serve them to successfully age in place. She has a team of professionals and services dedicated to supporting every stage of life, with care and simplicity. Renee believes everyone should have the ability to age with grace and dignity. Renee is a member of the Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors, Minnesota Association of Realtors, Wisconsin Realtors Association, National Association of Realtors, Society of Senior Advisors and the National Aging in Place Council. She is the recipient of the Super Real Estate Agent Award for 2015, 2016 and 2017.
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