While we associate immunizations with childhood, the fact is that adults also need to receive vaccines against serious and potentially debilitating diseases. University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler family medicine specialist Dr. Michelle Bosworth discusses adult immunization in this Health Connection post.
Other than an annual flu shot, what immunizations should an adult have? (first question)
What factors are considered in determining what immunizations an adult needs? (skip to 1:00)
Which vaccines are the most important for an adult to have? (skip to 1:44)
How concerned should we be about potential side effects from vaccines? (skip to 2:35)
If you’ve ever had chicken pox, are you at risk for getting shingles? Is there a vaccine? (skip to 3:35)
People will argue that the diseases for which we receive vaccines are now under control. Why do we need to be vaccinated? (skip to 4:40)
Which is more effective in delivering an immunization, an injection or the nasal mist? (skip to 5:21)