Q. Are there vaccinations for older people? Which ones should I get?
To get the appropriate vaccinations for you, discuss the subject with your physician.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers these general recommendations for seniors:
Ÿ Influenza vaccine to protect against seasonal flu.
Ÿ Tdap vaccine for tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis. Tetanus, sometimes called lockjaw, affects the nervous system. Diphtheria is a respiratory disease. Pertussis is commonly known as whooping cough.