Vaccines are especially important for older adults. As you get older, your immune system weakens, and it can be more difficult to fight off infections. You’re more likely to get diseases like the flu, pneumonia, and shingles — and to have complications that can lead to long-term illness, hospitalization, and even death.
Touro Primary Care Physician, Dr. Kirk Bonner, discusses what vaccinations a senior should be receiving.
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