What vaccines are there for adults?
There are a total of 17 vaccines available for adults. The vaccines you need as an adult are determined by many factors including your age, lifestyle, health condition, and which vaccines you’ve received during your life. As an adult, vaccines are recommended for protection against:
How effective are vaccines?
I’m traveling abroad, what vaccinations do I need?
Each country/ region has its own requirements, depending upon several factors. Some of the common travel vaccines are:
Whether or not you may need one or more of these vaccines depends on multiple factors
Are there vaccines that protect adults against communicable diseases?
Where can I find additional information on adult vaccinations?
Leading global healthcare websites generally have frequently updated details on adult vaccines:
If I have suffered from a disease, should I still take its vaccine?
The answer varies from disease to disease
I had taken vaccines as a kid, why do I still need these?
I don’t know anybody who has had these diseases. Why do I need these vaccines?
What are the risks of not vaccinating?
What are the possible side effects of adult vaccines?
The most common side effects after vaccination are mild. They include:
What all vaccines are relevant before, during or after pregnancy?
There are multiple vaccines recommended during pregnancy. But we strongly recommend you to consult with your doctor before getting yourself vaccinated
- Before pregnancy:
Protect yourself against rubella with the MMR vaccine. Avoid becoming pregnant until one month after receiving the MMR vaccine and until your immunity is confirmed by a blood test.
A pregnant woman should get vaccinated against whooping cough and flu during each pregnancy. Others like meningococcal vaccination, hepatitis A and hepatitis B might be recommended by the doctor.
Postpartum vaccination will help protect moms from getting sick, and they will pass some antibodies to the baby through breastmilk. Vaccination after pregnancy is especially important if moms did not receive certain vaccines before or during pregnancy.
Is it safe to get multiple vaccinations during a single visit to the doctor?
Are these recommended by doctors or the government?
Are vaccines unsafe for some people?
Vaccines have turned out to be a life-saver in maximum cases but in the below mentioned cases you might not be able to take a vaccine. Tell your vaccine provider if the person getting the vaccine:
Is it safe to repeat vaccines?
I don’t remember what all vaccines I have taken, what to do?
Are Vaccines covered under Insurance?
The answer varies from policy to policy:
What if I can’t afford to get vaccinated?
Where can I get my vaccines?
What do these vaccines cost?
If we miss a vaccine, do we need to start the series all over again?