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Vaccines Recommended During Adulthood

Vaccines Recommended During Adulthood

Recommended Immunizations for Adults

While many people think of vaccines as a way to supplement children's immune systems, there are certain vaccines you need as you get older too. As we continue to age, many of our health needs change—including our immune health.

The experts at Parrish Healthcare are here to shed some light on which vaccines can help keep you healthy throughout your adult life.

Routine Vaccines

When it comes to protecting you from certain diseases, you need to have recurring vaccines to maintain immunity. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), all adults should be getting:

  • The seasonal flu vaccine once every year.
  • A tetanus shot every 10 years.

Vaccines for Young Adults

For adults between the ages of 19 and 26, it is essential to get the HPV vaccine to help protect them against the spread of the human papillomavirus (HPV). Getting vaccinated for this common sexually transmitted infection helps to protect against genital warts, most forms of cervical cancer, and anal cancer.

Although most people get the HPV vaccine around the age of 13, you can still get the vaccine up until you turn 26.

Vaccines for Seniors

As you get older, it’s normal for your immune system to become weaker, leaving you more susceptible to becoming seriously ill. Fortunately, the following vaccines can help to protect you from preventable diseases:

  • Shingles vaccine.
  • Pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine.
  • Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine.

If you have questions about your vaccine schedule, be sure to reach out to your primary care provider to discuss which immunizations may be right for you.

Primary Care in Titusville

When it comes to supporting your health, it is important to find a family care doctor you can trust. The family doctors at Parrish Medical Group Family Medicine treat patients throughout all stages of your life, providing you with the insight, resources, and preventative care you need to live happily and healthily.

Whether you’re in need of a regular check-up or you have a health concern, contact Parrish Medical Group Family Medicine at 321-268-6111 to schedule your next visit.