As an adult, what immunizations do I need?
While we often think of immunization as being a childhood issue, shots can also help adults stay healthy. A tetanus booster is recommended every ten years throughout life. Adults with chronic health problems and those over 65 should get flu shots every year and be vaccinated for pneumonia. Anyone traveling overseas should check with his/her primary care provider about other recommended immunizations.
Gail Carlson, MPH Ph.D., Continuing Medical Education, School of Medicine, University of Missouri-Columbia
Last update: Wednesday, November 26, 2008