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Vaccination for elderly

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The best gift to your grandparents is to get them vaccinated if they have not been vaccinated earlier.

  1. Annual influenza or flu vaccine is recommended for all persons aged 6 months and older.
  2. Pneumonia vaccine should be given to all adults aged 65 years and older.
  3. Tetanus Toxoid should be given to all irrespective of age after every 10 years.
  4. A single dose of herpes zoster vaccine is recommended for adults aged 60 years and older regardless whether they have had a previous episode of herpes zoster. The vaccination begins at 60 years of age.
  5. Hepatitis B vaccine should be given to all if they have not been vaccinated earlier.
  6. All diabetics aged 60 years or older should be vaccinated for hepatitis B. This recommendation is based on increased need for associated blood glucose monitoring in long term care facilities.
  7. All patients with chronic liver diseases should also be given the Hepatitis B vaccine

UIP Vaccination Schedule

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  1. BCG (Bacillus Calmette Guerin) 1 dose at Birth (up to 1 year if not given earlier)
  2. DPT (Diphtheria, Pertussis and Tetanus Toxoid) 5 doses; Three primary doses at 6weeks,10weeks and 14 weeks and two booster doses at 16-24 months and 5 Years of age
  3. OPV (Oral Polio Vaccine) 5 doses; 0 dose at birth, three primary doses at 6,10 and 14 weeks and one booster dose at 16-24 months of age
  4. Hepatitis B vaccine 4 doses; 0 dose within 24 hours of birth and three doses at 6, 10 and 14 weeks of age.
  5. Measles 2 doses; first dose at 9-12 months and second dose at 16-24 months of age
  6. TT (Tetanus Toxoid) 2 doses at 10 years and 16 years of age
  7. TT – for pregnant woman two doses or one dose if previously vaccinated within 3 Years
  8. Japanese Encephalitis (JE vaccine) vaccine was introduced in 112 endemic districts in campaign mode in phased manner from 2006-10 and has now been incorporated under the Routine Immunisation Programme.

Vaccination for elderly

By Dr K K Aggarwal
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The best gift to your grandparents is to get them vaccinated if they have not been vaccinated earlier. • Annual influenza or flu vaccine is recommended for all persons aged 6 months and older. • Pneumonia vaccine should be given to all adults aged 65 years and older. • Tetanus Toxoid should be given to all irrespective of age after every 10 years. • A single dose of herpes zoster vaccine is recommended for adults aged 60 years and older regardless whether they have had a previous episode of herpes zoster. The vaccination begins at 60 years of age. • Hepatitis B vaccine should be given to all if they have not been vaccinated earlier. • All diabetics aged 60 years or older should be vaccinated for hepatitis B. This recommendation is based on increased need for associated blood glucose monitoring in long term care facilities. • All patients with chronic liver diseases should also be given the Hepatitis B vaccine.

Vaccination for elderly

By Dr K K Aggarwal
Filed Under Wellness | Tagged With: , | | Comments Off on Vaccination for elderly

The best gift to your grandparents is to get them vaccinated if they have not been vaccinated earlier.

  • Annual influenza or flu vaccine is recommended for all persons aged 6 months and older.
  • Pneumonia vaccine should be given to all adults aged 65 years and older.
  • Tetanus Toxoid should be given to all irrespective of age after every 10 years.
  • A single dose of herpes zoster vaccine is recommended for adults aged 60 years and older regardless whether they have had a previous episode of herpes zoster. The vaccination begins at 60 years of age.
  • Hepatitis B vaccine should be given to all if they have not been vaccinated earlier.
  • All diabetics aged 60 years or older should be vaccinated for hepatitis B. This recommendation is based on increased need for associated blood glucose monitoring in long term care facilities.
  • All patients with chronic liver diseases should also be given the Hepatitis B vaccine.

Vaccination for elderly

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Filed Under Wellness | Tagged With: , , | | Comments Off on Vaccination for elderly

The best gift to your grandparents is to get them vaccinated if they have not been vaccinated earlier.

  • Annual influenza or flu vaccine is recommended for all persons aged 6 months and older.
  • Pneumonia vaccine should be given to all adults aged 65 years and older.
  • Tetanus Toxoid should be given to all irrespective of age after every 10 years.
  • A single dose of herpes zoster vaccine is recommended for adults aged 60 years and older regardless whether they have had a previous episode of herpes zoster. The vaccination begins at 60 years of age.
  • Hepatitis B vaccine should be given to all if they have not been vaccinated earlier.
  • All diabetics aged 60 years or older should be vaccinated for hepatitis B. This recommendation is based on increased need for associated blood glucose monitoring in long term care facilities.
  • All patients with chronic liver diseases should also be given the Hepatitis B vaccine.