According to the US Department of Heath & Human Services, older adults need to get shots (vaccines) to prevent serious diseases. Protect your health by getting all your shots on schedule. It’s easy and it’s important.

If you are age 60 or older:

If you are age 65 or older:

  • Get shots to prevent pneumococcal (“noo-muh-KOK-uhl”) disease. Pneumococcal disease can include pneumonia (“noo-MOHN-yah”), meningitis, and blood infections. Learn about pneumococcal shots.

It’s also important for all adults to:

  • Get a flu vaccine every year. The seasonal flu vaccine is the best way to protect yourself and others from the flu.
  • Get the Tdap shot to protect against tetanus (“TET-nes”), diphtheria (“dif-THEER-ee-ah”), and whooping cough (pertussis). Everyone needs to get the Tdap shot once. Learn about the Tdap shot.
  • Get a Td shot every 10 years to keep you protected against tetanus and diphtheria. Learn about Td shots.