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Most Common Vaccinations Among Adults


Do Adults Need Vaccines?  In India, inoculations or vaccinations are generally spoken of in the context of

children. Most children in both rural and urban regions receive vaccines but adults don't. Adult vaccinations are important to –  Prevent the occurrence and spread of vaccine-preventable ailments such as Flu,

Pneumococcal disease, Chicken pox and Hepatitis  Add booster shots to vaccines that wear off with age  Prevent the occurrence of ailments for which new vaccines have been developed  Protect doctors and healthcare workers


What Are The Vaccines Adults Must Get? Some vaccines are frequently recommended and administered for adults over the

age of 18. It is best to approach a doctor to understand the regularity with which these are to be administered. Some of these vaccines are – Influenza (flu) vaccine Tetanus and Diphtheria (Td) vaccine or the Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis

(Tdap) vaccine Shingles vaccine Pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine Meningococcal vaccine Most of these vaccines are available at the local pharmacy or at an

online medical store in India.


More Adult Vaccines  There are specialized adult vaccines that your doctor may

recommend for you. These include –  The HPV vaccine which protects against the human

papillomaviruses (which in turn causes cervical and anal cancer) is recommended for women between 18 and 26 years of age and men between 18 and 21 years of age.  Hepatitis A and B vaccines may be recommended for individuals

suffering from Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes  HIV infected individuals may need a full course of vaccines to keep

various ailments at bay.


Adult Vaccines – Dos and Don’ts

 Adult vaccines are intravenously administered through a syringe pump

.  These must be administered by a doctor or a licensed healthcare

professional.  Before opting for a vaccine do read up on its side effects  Do not opt for a vaccine if you are allergic to any of its components


Adult Vaccines – Dos and Don’ts  Contact the doctor or hospital if you feel sick after the administration of

the vaccine  Maintain a meticulous record of the date and vaccine administered


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Most Common Vaccinations Among Adults  

Adult vaccines are intravenously administered through a syringe pump.These must be administered by a doctor or a licensed healthcare profess...

Most Common Vaccinations Among Adults  

Adult vaccines are intravenously administered through a syringe pump.These must be administered by a doctor or a licensed healthcare profess...

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