Did you know that as you age, your immune system weakens?
This weakening makes seniors—adults 65 years and older— more susceptible to preventable diseases, which includes illnesses such as the flu. Adults may also need to get more doses of vaccines they may have received as children or young adults. If you are a family member, caregiver, or older adult, you many need to get certain vaccines to keep healthy.
If you aren’t sure which vaccines you might need, use this the Adult Immunization Scheduler tool available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to get immunization recommendations based on several factors, including your age, occupation, and health status.
NHCOA has developed a helpful brochure specifically for older adults in Spanish to learn more about the recommended vaccinations for people 65 years and older, as well as why immunizations are so important for their health and well-being. Click here to download the brochure.
Getting vaccinated is a life-long effort that allows us to not only take care of our health, but also protect our loved ones. That is why should all ensure our immunizations are up-to-date.
Vacunémonos! Let’s get vaccinated!
Vacunémonos (Let’s Get Vaccinated) is a culturally, linguistically, and age sensitive community intervention that aims at increasing adult vaccination rates among Hispanics.