August is National Immunization Awareness Month!
People tend to associate vaccines with children and young adults, however they are equally as important for seniors. Many seniors may have compromised immune systems due to chronic conditions, medications and various other factors. This can leave them more susceptible to communicable diseases. For this reason, it is essential for older adults to speak with their health care providers to confirm that they are up-to-date on necessary vaccines.
Here are four important immunizations for seniors that are covered by medicare:
Source: National Council on Aging