Vaccination for elderly

1:04 pm Health Care

The best gift to your grandparents is to get them vaccinated if they have not been vaccinated earlier.

• Annual influenza or flu vaccine is recommended for all persons aged 6 months and older.

• Pneumonia vaccine should be given to all adults aged 65 years and older.

• Tetanus Toxoid should be given to all irrespective of age after every 10 years.

• A single dose of herpes zoster vaccine is recommended for adults aged 60 years and older regardless whether they have had a previous episode of herpes zoster. The vaccination begins at 60 years of age.

• Hepatitis B vaccine should be given to all if they have not been vaccinated earlier.
• All diabetics aged 60 years or older should be vaccinated for hepatitis B. This recommendation is based on increased need for associated blood glucose monitoring in long term care facilities.

• All patients with chronic liver diseases should also be given the Hepatitis B vaccine.

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