What Vaccines do you Need? (and at what Age?) [Infographic]

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What Vaccines do you Need? (and at what Age?) [Infographic]

 

National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) is observed every August to highlight the importance of getting the right immunizations for all ages. Depending on your age or the age of your child, it is extremely important to stay up to date on your recommended vaccinations. Doing so will not only protect yourself against illness, but it will also protect those around you that you interact with every day. Vaccinations play a vital part in preventing serious (and sometimes deadly) diseases. Consult the infographics below for the immunizations needed by age group.

 

Vaccines for Infants and Young Children

 

Vaccines for Infants and Small Children

 

Infants and young children is the age group who need the most immunizations to help build up their immune system against serious diseases. Thanks to vaccines, we have seen many of these diseases become (almost) completely eradicated. Help protect your child and other children around them by getting them vaccinated with the following before 2 years of age:

 

  • Chickenpox
  • DTaP (Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis)
  • Hib (Haemophilus Influenzae Type B)
  • HepA (Hepatitis A)
  • HepB (Hepatitis B)
  • Flu Shot (Influenza)
  • MMR (Measles, Mumps Rubella)
  • PCV (Pneumococcal)
  • IPV (Polio)
  • RV (Rotavirus)

 

Vaccines for Kids and Teens

 

Vaccines for Kids and Teens

 

Growing up, kids will finish their shots with a 2nd and  3rd dose of vaccinations started from early childhood. To keep your child and other children around them protected from illness, it is imperative that they finish their doses. Around the age of 11-12 years old, kids should finish doses of and/or receive the following shots:

 

  • TDaP Booster (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis)
  • Chickenpox
  • HPV (Human Papilloma Virus)
  • HepA (Hepatitis A)
  • HepB (Hepatitis B)
  • Flu Shot (Influenza)
  • MMR (Measles, Mumps Rubella)
  • PCV (Pneumococcal)
  • IPV (Polio)
  • MenACWY/MenB (Meningoccal)

 

Vaccines for Adults

 

Vaccines for Adults

 

People in all age groups are recommended to get their flu shot annually. Flu season typically lasts from October to May and every year the flu (influenza virus) affects millions of people. Symptoms ranges from mild to severe and (in extreme cases) even death. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) people who receive their flu shot, cut their chances of infection by about half. Additionally, you should keep up with your TDaP shots about every 10 years. Consult with your doctor or health care provider about what immunizations you need. If you missed some shots as a child, you may need to receive the following:

 

  • Flu Shot (Influenza)
  • TDaP (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis) * Every 10 Years
  • HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) **
  • HepA (Hepatitis A) **
  • HepB (Hepatitis B) **
  • MMR (Measles, Mumps Rubella) **
  • MenACWY/MenB (Meningoccal) **

**You may only need these vaccinations if you missed them as a child.

 

Vaccines for Seniors

 

Vaccines for Seniors

 

Depending on your health, seniors may need one or more vaccines, even if they received them as a child or adult. Consult with your doctor or primary healthcare provider to determine what shots are needed for you. Vaccines recommended for seniors include:

 

  • Zoster (Shingles)
  • Flu Shot (Influenza)
  • TDaP (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis) * Every 10 Years
  • PPSV/PCV (Pneumococcal)

 

Click on the infographic below to download.

 

Immunazation infrographic

 

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