Aug 01

National Immunization Awareness Month: Which shots do seniors need?

By MD for Seniors

Vaccines can drastically reduce the risks of severe illnesses for seniors.

August is National Immunization Awareness Month.

For seniors, this time should serve as a vital reminder of the important role that vaccines play in maintaining their health. As adults age, their immune systems becomes weaker, the U.S. National Library of Medicine reports. Immunizations can help prevent diseases that may have severe consequences for seniors. Yet despite their benefits, research shows that most Americans over the age of 60 don’t get all the inoculations they need to protect themselves.

Why seniors need immunizations
Because of seniors’ declining immune systems, they become not only more vulnerable to catching diseases, but they …read more

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