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What preventive vaccines should a healthy 65 year old male consider?

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Dr. Karen Glover
Family Medicine
7 doctors agree

In brief: Adult Vaccinations

Recommended (preventive medicine) vaccinations for 65 year olds: pneumococcal (or pneumonia) -one time vaccine; herpes zoster (shingles) -one time vaccine; tetanus (tdap if interacting with infants regularly)-every 10 years; influenza vaccine (yearly).
Note-the shingles vaccine is not well reimbursed by insurance companies and can cost $100-$300 out of pocket.

In brief: Adult Vaccinations

Recommended (preventive medicine) vaccinations for 65 year olds: pneumococcal (or pneumonia) -one time vaccine; herpes zoster (shingles) -one time vaccine; tetanus (tdap if interacting with infants regularly)-every 10 years; influenza vaccine (yearly).
Note-the shingles vaccine is not well reimbursed by insurance companies and can cost $100-$300 out of pocket.
Dr. Karen Glover
Dr. Karen Glover
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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
6 doctors agree

In brief: Vaccines x adult>65

1-pneumovax for prevention of peumococcal pneumonia.
2-influenza agains influenza i, ii, and swine flu 2011-2012 3-tetanus-diphtheria (td )or tetanus-diphteria-atenuated pertussis (tdap) if not given in 10 years or if unknown 4- zostavax to prevent shingles ( after age 60) if pt had chickenpox at some point in life.

In brief: Vaccines x adult>65

1-pneumovax for prevention of peumococcal pneumonia.
2-influenza agains influenza i, ii, and swine flu 2011-2012 3-tetanus-diphtheria (td )or tetanus-diphteria-atenuated pertussis (tdap) if not given in 10 years or if unknown 4- zostavax to prevent shingles ( after age 60) if pt had chickenpox at some point in life.
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
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5 doctors agree

In brief: Several

Current recomemdations for vaccines for 65 year olds include pneumonia & shingles, in addition to every 10 year tetanus and annual flu shots.

In brief: Several

Current recomemdations for vaccines for 65 year olds include pneumonia & shingles, in addition to every 10 year tetanus and annual flu shots.
Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
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