As you get older, your doctor may recommend vaccinations (shots) to help prevent certain illnesses and to keep you healthy. You can be vaccinated against diseases such as flu, pneumococcal disease, tetanus, diphtheria, whooping cough, shingles, measles, mumps, and rubella.
Talk with your doctor about your health history and which shots you need, and make sure to protect yourself by keeping your vaccinations up to date. It’s a good idea to keep your own vaccination record, listing the types and dates of your shots, along with any side effects or problems.
Find more information about shots for safety on NIA’s website.