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posted: November 29, 2008

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Timely Tip: Recommended Vaccinations for Seniors

Too often, seniors shy away from important vaccinations as they age, thinking either that they aren’t important or that the effort isn’t worth the gain. Some even mistakenly believe that vaccinations are only for children and children’s diseases. Here is a list of recommended shots for the elderly:

  • Influenza (flu): annual shot covered by Medicare and free in many places.  Go to www.findaflushot.com for locations.
  • Pneumococcal (pneumonia): one-time shot covered by Medicare.
  • Herpes Zoster (shingles): one dose covered by certain Medicare plans.  If not covered, cost is between $150 and $250.
  • Td/Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis): one dose, Td booster every 10 years.  Not covered by Medicare, cost is under $75.

Other vaccinations may be recommended depending on where your loved one lives, their health and lifestyle, and if they plan to travel internationally.

You can read the full story on the importance of vaccinations for seniors in Not Just Kid Stuff: Vaccinations Against Illness Important in Old Age Too, a feature article in the November 2008 edition of Caregiver’s Home Companion.
 

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