For a senior citizen CDC recommeds the following vaccines
- seasonal flu vaccine
- pneumococcal vaccine
- tdap booster
- hepatitis a
- hepatitis b
Can some one pls advice on how to schedule these vaccines.
Which vaccines can be taken together and which are to be avoided taken together?
As per cdc, adults in the age group 60-64 years should get the following vaccines:
1. Flu vaccine shot every year before the start of flu season.
2. Td (Tetanus diptheria ) booster every 10 years. You also need 1 dose of
3. You should get 1 dose of shingles vaccine even if you have had shingles before.
4. Pneumococcal vaccine is recommended for adults older than or equal to 65 years. However, if you have certain medical conditions like chronic illnesses (lung, heart, liver, or kidney disease; asthma; diabetes; or alcoholism); suffering from HIV/AIDS, cancer, or damaged/absent spleen). If you have cochlear implants or cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leaks. People who smoke are also at increased risk of Pneumococcal diseases and should consider vaccination.
You should get 1 dose of PCV13 and at least 1 dose of PPSV23 depending on your age and health condition.
5. Varicella and MMR vaccine are recommended for adults if they didn’t get the disease earlier in childhood or the vaccine.
Anyone 18 years of age or older who was born after 1956 should get at least one dose of MMR vaccine, unless they can show that they have either been vaccinated or had all three diseases. MMR vaccine may be given at the same time as other vaccines.
6. Hep A and Hep B vaccine only when vaccination is not done earlier. Hep B vaccine is generally received by everyone in childhood
People with chronic liver disease should get both the vaccines and persons with kidney ailments should get Hep B vaccine.
Standard Dosing of Twinrix (adult Hep A and Hep B vaccine) : A series of 3 doses (1 mL each) given on a 0-, 1-, and 6-month schedule.
7. You should get Hib vaccine if you do not have a spleen, have sickle cell disease,
or received a bone marrow transplant.