Getting Vaccinations as an Adult
Government research shows more than 40,000 adults die each year from illness that could have been prevented with a vaccine. Video by fox47news.comvideo
One of the most common misperceptions as an adult could cost you your life. Shots you get as a kid will not provide immunity for your entire life.
In fact, governrment research shows that more than 40,000 adults die every year from illness that could've been prevented with a vaccine.
"I think we do a much better job immunizing children in this country than adults," said Dr. Sharon Bergquist.
Adults above the age of 65 should get the pneumonia vaccine, which should last the rest of their life.
As for chicken pox, it can come back in the form of shingles. A special booster shot however can cut the chances of getting it in half.