‘Many adults are not aware that they need vaccines throughout their lives & due to this they don’t receive recommended vaccines.’
Vaccination is a part of preventive medicine, which is a critical strategy to help people live longer & lead healthier lives. Vaccination always remains underutilized in adults. We as Family Physician take full responsibility to discuss the importance of vaccines with our visiting patients.
Vaccines are safe, effective & help prevent illness & even death, especially among elders, those with chronic conditions and weakened immune systems. Some of vaccines for preventable diseases in adults are – Pneumococcal Vaccine, Flu Vaccine, Hepatitis-B vaccine, Meningococcal vaccine, HIB vaccine, HPV, Typhoid, Chicken pox, Rabies etc.