Harvard Health Letter

Fall vaccination roundup

Autumn is a good time to review vaccination histories. A flu shot is recommended annually. Some people think it’s okay to skip this vaccine, but the CDC reports that up to 49,000 people in the United States die from the flu in a bad year. A pneumonia vaccination is recommended just once for adults ages 65 and older. Tetanus boosters are needed once every 10 years. And a vaccination against shingles is recommended for people 60 and older.
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