Immunizations aren't just for kids. In addition to your annual flu shot in early fall, you may need to update some other immunizations.
SHINGLES: Adults age 50 to 64 need a shingles vaccination. It is a 2-part vaccination. A second vaccination injection needs to be administered 2 months after the first one. Heads-up: This vaccine can sometimes make people feel a little flu-ish for a day or two. This is because your immune system gets a little revved up by the immunization.
TDAP (Tetanus, Diptheria, & Pertussis): This booster is needed every 10 years throughout life.
MEASLES: If you were immunized for measles within the years 1963 to 1967, it's possible that your measles immunity has decreased or was not developed. This is because two forms of the measles vaccination were used during that period, a "live" and a "killed" vaccine. Only the live version of the vaccine provide to be effective. If you were immunized against measles in that period, it's a good idea to get your blood tested for measles antibodies. Those born before 1958 were exposed to two major measles outbreaks are are assumed to be have developed immunity through exposure.