August is National Immunization Awareness Month, which means that health care professionals should make a special effort to ensure their older patients are getting vaccinated for the diseases that seniors are particularly prone to. This is essential because as older adults age, their immune systems weaken and they become more vulnerable to sickness.
Illnesses like influenza impact people of all ages, especially during flu season, which starts as early as October and lasts until May most years, according to Flu.gov. However, adults over 65 years old are more susceptible to the flu than people of other ages. This …read more