Flu and COVID-19 vaccines are a priority for many people as we head into fall. But there are some other important vaccinations for adults to remember as well.
Doctors say a simple cut or scrape can put adults at risk for tetanus if they do not get a booster every ten years. The bacteria that cause tetanus are usually found in soil, dust, and manure. They also recommend a pneumonia vaccine for all adults 65 years old and up. Pneumonia can pose a serious risk for older adults and getting vaccinated can protect them from being hospitalized. Doctors add adults 50 years old and older should get vaccinated for shingles, which causes a painful rash. Even after the rash is gone, people may continue to have nerve pain in the same area.