People managing ongoing health issues need to pay close attention to their immunizations and vaccine schedule. According to the CDC, every year thousands of adults with chronic conditions get sick and or die from diseases that could be prevented by vaccines.

Vaccines adults need if they have the following conditions:

Influenza vaccine
To protect against seasonal flu every year

Pneumococcal vaccine
To protect against serious pneumococcal diseases

TDAP vaccine
To protect against tetanus, diphtheria, and whooping cough

HEP B vaccine
To protect against hepatitis B

Shingles vaccine
To protect against shingles

HPV vaccine series
To protect against human papillomavirus if you are a man or woman up to age 26 years

Td vaccine
To protect against tetanus

Check with your Dr. since additional vaccination needs vary and are determined by your individual factors such as age, job, travel, and past vaccinations.

For more information on vaccinations and chronic condition please visit https://www.cdc.gov/features/vaccineschronicconditions/index.html

*   If you receive Tdap vaccine – you don’t need Td vaccine.

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