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What are the essential vaccinations recommended for seniors?

Written By Samarth Staff | Medically Reviewed by Dr. Anup Bagchi, MBBS, Geriatric specialist

Vaccination Recommendation
COVID-19 Vaccine Seniors aged 50 and above should receive a 2- or 3-dose primary series and booster, spaced 4 to 6 months apart.
Influenza Vaccine An annual dose of the influenza vaccine is essential, ideally administered in October before the flu season begins.
Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (Tdap or Td) Vaccine Seniors are recommended to one dose of Tdap, followed by a Td or Tdap booster every 10 years to maintain protection.
Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) Vaccine Seniors should ensure they have received 1-2 doses of the MMR vaccine, with doses administered 4 weeks apart.
Recombinant Zoster (Shingles) Vaccine (RZV) Seniors should get vaccinated against shingles, with 2 doses of the RZV vaccine administered 2 to 6 months apart.
Pneumococcal Vaccination Seniors should prioritize pneumococcal vaccination, receiving 2 doses administered 1 year apart to protect against pneumococcal diseases.

The above vaccines are considered essential for seniors in maintaining their health and reducing the risk of vaccine-preventable diseases. However, it’s important to consult with a healthcare provider to determine the most suitable vaccination schedule based on individual health conditions and considerations. For more information contact@samarthlife.org • 88003 06598

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