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At what age should one start adult immunization after the childhood immunization?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Depends on situation: The rather routine adult immunizations include a yearly flu shot, a tetanus shot every 10 years and other specific vaccines based on age or situation. The preferred tetanus shot for a booster now boosts whooping cough & diphtheria & is known as the tdap. Some of my patients have their last tdap ar 17-19 so they would be do for a booster 10 yrs later.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 46 years experience
As needed: The simple answer is whatever is recommended.For example a tetanus booster is every 7-10 years after the last.If you need the pneumonia shot and you are the right age, do it now.

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