We all need shots (vaccines) to help protect us from serious diseases. This protection is called immunization. To help our community stay safe, DPC Education Center is proudly participating in National Immunization Awareness Month.
Shots can prevent serious diseases like the flu, measles, and pneumonia. They can also prevent some infections. This is especially important for people with kidney disease, as they are at a higher risk for getting an infection, which can be fatal.
It’s important to know which shots you need and when to get them.
Everyone age 6 months and older needs to get a flu vaccine every year. Other types of shots work best at specific ages or life stages.
- If you have kidney disease, here are the recommended shots you should ask your doctor about.
- If you have a child age 6 or younger, learn which shots your child needs.
- Find out which shots you need as an adult.
- Use this chart for adults to see if you are up to date on your shots.
- If you’re pregnant, check out this recommended immunization schedule.
Talk to your doctor or nurse to make sure that everyone in your family gets the shots they need.