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Saturday, November 10, 2012

Vaccines to consider as you age.

Aging is a fact of life. Aging well, however, is a choice for many. From eating a nutritious, well-balanced diet to daily exercise to maintaining an active social calendar – making these choices as you age can promote good overall health. The healthier you are as you age, the greater are your chances for living independently in the comfort of your own home.

One of the most important choices seniors can make to promote healthy aging is to vaccinate themselves against illnesses and diseases that can be detrimental to their health and sometimes even fatal. Some of these vaccinations are commonly given to babies and children whose immune systems have not had a chance to fully develop. Vaccinations become important again as seniors reach the age of 60 and older because immune systems become weaker with age, or as a result of medical conditions seniors may suffer and even as a consequence of some medications they take.

The following is a short list of vaccinations available for seniors. Seniors should consult with their physicians to determine which ones they need to prevent illness and maintain good health. To continue reading this article click on this link:

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