loader image
Thursday, June 8, 2023
89 F
McAllen
We Welcome your Press Release
- Advertisement -

Vaccines Adults Need & Why

From tetanus to shingles, an infectious disease specialist highlights some important vaccines for adults.

Translate to Spanish or other 102 languages!

As we head into the fall, the flu and COVID-19 vaccines have been a priority for many people, but there are some other important vaccinations for adults to remember as well. Image for illustration purposes
As we head into the fall, the flu and COVID-19 vaccines have been a priority for many people, but there are some other important vaccinations for adults to remember as well. Image for illustration purposes

Mega Doctor News

- Advertisement -

CLEVELAND CLINIC – As we head into the fall, the flu and COVID-19 vaccines have been a priority for many people, but there are some other important vaccinations for adults to remember as well. 

“A lot of the vaccinations that we get, we get as children. But a lot of people don’t know that as you get into adulthood, you may require some additional vaccinations. One of the things that we always recommend is getting a booster on your tetanus vaccine every ten years,” said Kruti Yagnik, DO, infectious disease specialist with Cleveland Clinic.

Dr. Yagnik explained a simple cut or scrape can put adults at risk for tetanus if they do not get a booster every ten years. 

- Advertisement -

The bacteria that cause tetanus are usually found in soil, dust and manure. 

Dr. Yagnik also recommends 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.

Dr. Yagnik added adults 50 years old and older should get vaccinated for shingles, which causes a painful rash. 

- Advertisement -

Even after the rash is gone, people may continue to have nerve pain in the same area.

“Patients that get shingles can have really, really severe, debilitating pain that can last a long time. Sometimes even after we treat the shingles with medication, they can continue to have pain in that area for weeks, months, sometimes even years,” Dr. Yagnik noted.

Dr. Yagnik said the shingles vaccine can help people fight off the infection and prevent them from getting it in the first place. 

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

- Advertisement -

More Articles

Children With Heart Muscle Disease Need More Personalized Treatment Plans

The new statement emphasizes that treating heart muscle disease in children is much different than in adults.

Heart Attack Outcomes Far Worse for Those With COVID-19

The study—published in the peer-reviewed journal Current Problems in Cardiology—also found that the Black, Hispanic, Asian and Pacific Islander patients who had both COVID-19 and an acute myocardial infarction (AMI)—the medical term for a heart attack—fared worse than their white counterparts.

Functional Limitations Increasing in Survivors of Cancer

“Overall, our study calls for urgent action to address the burden of cancer and its treatment on physical, psychosocial and cognitive function.”

Memory Problems Linked to Slower Rate of Decline in Alzheimer’s

Dr. Pillai said those with language problems, spatial ability and judgment issues seemed to be affected more over a period of time – specifically in their daily functional abilities.
- Advertisement -
×