Elderly - 65 years or older

Elderly  people are considered a vulnerable group due to the normal deterioration of the aging of the immune system. The CDC and the Puerto Rico Department of Health recommend that people 65 and older protect themselves against illnesses such as influenza by getting a seasonal vaccine, pneumonia, or pneumococcal disease by getting the two pneumococcal vaccines in a 12-month period, a dose of the shingles vaccine, a dose of Tdap against tetanus, diphtheria, and whooping cough. Older adults should also discuss with their doctor they need the Hepatitis B vaccine.