February 23, 2011 6:16 am at 6:16 am #595249canineMember
Do adults need to take immunization shots? Which?February 23, 2011 7:52 am at 7:52 am #743977m in IsraelMember
A tetanus booster is required every 10 years to maintain immunity. In addition, any adult who comes in contact with babies (i.e. parents, caregivers) should be immunized against pertussis (whooping cough), a very common cough that can be very dangerous if caught by a baby who has not yet completed the series.
Often these 2 immunizations are given together as part of the DTaP/ DTP shot (which also includes immunization against diphtheria).
Pregnant women, the elderly, and others in certain high risk categories should receive a yearly flu shot in the beginning of the fallFebruary 23, 2011 10:57 am at 10:57 am #743978ProfessionalMember
big debate if children do. associated with serious conditions. I would say: dont.February 23, 2011 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm #743979always hereParticipant
yearly flu shot, as indicated (50+ years, people w/ chronic health issues, pregnant women, childcare or healthcare workers).
tetanus (Td, Tdap) booster every 10 yrs.February 23, 2011 2:08 pm at 2:08 pm #743980nfgo3Member
First the obvious: Ask your doctor. If you don’t have a doctor, get one.
Now, the curious: The answer to the question on this thread is so simple and obvious that I wonder why it is even posted as a topic for discussion.February 23, 2011 2:17 pm at 2:17 pm #743981A23Participant
Professional, do you have any peer-reviewed, current scientific evidence backing up your claims?February 24, 2011 4:54 am at 4:54 am #743983HealthParticipant
There are a lot more shots that adults can get -ask your doctor.February 24, 2011 6:05 am at 6:05 am #743984ronrsrMember
someone should invent an aches and pains vaccine.February 24, 2011 1:06 pm at 1:06 pm #743985mamashtakahMember
In addition to my flu shot this year, I also got a pneumonia vaccination that should be good for 10 years.February 24, 2011 2:07 pm at 2:07 pm #743986ItcheSrulikMember
If you’ve ever had chicken pox shingles is a serious risk. They’re beginning to recommend the yearly flu shot for more and more people too.February 24, 2011 3:24 pm at 3:24 pm #743987aries2756Participant
A report came out this year that the study linking immunizations with childhood illnesses such as autism was FALSE. It was a scam for the ego of the author.
It is important to know if the shots you had as a child actually “took”. I found out in my fourth pregnancy that I was NOT immune for rubella and my pediatrician gave me the shot again when I took my baby in for his 4 week check up. My OB tested me for immunity through his series of blood tests.February 24, 2011 5:57 pm at 5:57 pm #743988HealthParticipant
Aries – “It is important to know if the shots you had as a child actually “took”.”
They “took”, but a lot of immunizations don’t last forever. Mumps might be one that people might need three.
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