What immunizations are recommended for adults?
• All adults should receive a Tetanus-Diphtheria booster shot every 10 years, with at least one being a pertussis containing vaccine.. • If you were born after 1956, you need at least one shot of Measles-Mumps-Rubella. • Everyone age 65 or older needs one shot of pneumococcal vaccine. People who are younger than 65 should get pneumococcal vaccine if they have: heart disease, liver disease, lung disease, or kidney disease. • Adults who have not had chickenpox should get a blood test to see if they have protection. If you are not protected, you should get the varicella vaccine. It takes two shots for chickenpox protection. • Hepatitis B and Hepatitis A shots are recommended for some adults. Check with your doctor to see if you need this shot. • Influenza shots are recommended for all adults who are 50 years of age or older every year in the fall. When will flu shots be available at Kalamazoo County Health & Community Services Department? Influenza shots are usually available in mid-Octob