December 10, 2014
Immunizations Are Not Just For Kids
The Centers for Disease Control encourages all people to protect their health by being immunized against infectious diseases.
Did you know adults need to be vaccinated also? Regardless of age, we all need immunizations to keep us healthy. With time, immunity from childhood vaccines can fade and you may be at risk for new and different diseases. With adulthood comes responsibility, including the need to protect ourselves and loved ones.
The specific immunizations needed as an adult are determined by factors such as age, lifestyle, risk exposure, extent of travel, and previous immunizations. They may include: DPT, Hepatitis A and B, HPV, chicken pox or shingles, and even measles, mumps and rubella.
Ask your physician at your next examination.
Robert G. Tupac, DDS, FACP, Inc.,
Diplomat American Board of Prosthodontics
5060 California Ave., #170
Bakersfield, CA 93309