5 More Shots, Please. Vaccines Every Adult Should Get

What stings but also saves the world? Vaccines

If you’ve gotten your COVID vaccine, then you know how important vaccines are. Vaccines have the potential to save lives, keep us healthy in the face of outbreaks, and end zoom meetings (read: pandemics) all in just a few jabs. A prick in time can definitely save… nine lives, if not more. But vaccines aren’t all magic. They work on the principle of exposure. Vaccines expose your body to small quantities of the original or similar infection. This helps your body learn to fight against it by creating antibodies. 

COVID-19 is one of the biggest health concerns right now, but not the only one. To combat other contagious infections, doctors recommend getting vaccinated well beyond your childhood. In fact, immunizations become all the more important as you age and become prone to illnesses. So, here are 5 shots (not tequila) that you should consider taking:

Influenza Vaccine

Did you know? Severe influenza epidemics occur globally every few decades affecting millions of lives. The symptoms typically range from runny nose, cough, fever, and body ache to severe respiratory issues. With the COVID-19 variants still looming at large, health experts recommend you get your flu shots without fail.

influenza vaccine

The Tdap vaccine

The Tdap vaccine kills not two, but three health concerns with one jab namely tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis or whooping cough. Tetanus can enter our body through a wound or cut and can affect our nervous and muscular systems. Diphtheria is a contagious infection that can affect our hearts, lungs and nerves. Whooping cough is exactly how it sounds, a respiratory infection that can lead to severe cough and breathing issues. 

Tdap vaccine

Human Papillomavirus Vaccine

HPV is a sexually transmitted virus that has the potential to cause cervical, anal and penile cancer. It may even cause throat cancer and genital warts. HPV can affect absolutely anyone who is sexually active, even if you’ve only had sex with one person. This is why it’s important to get the protection the vaccine provides. 

HPV vaccine

Pneumococcal Vaccine

Pneumococcal vaccines are vaccines that protect you against pneumonia, meningitis, and bloodstream infections. 

Pneumococcal vaccine

Measles, Mumps and Rubella Vaccine

Measles, Mumps and Rubella Vaccine protects you from 3 highly contagious infections in a single dose. Most people get this vaccine in their childhood. But adults with no documented evidence of this should get at least one dose.

measles, mumps and rubella vaccine

Vaccinations are important if you want to stay healthy. But as we experienced with the COVID vaccine, everybody reacts to the same vaccine differently. So if you decide to get vaccinated, remember the following to ensure you are doing it right. Here are a few things you should know:

things to know before any vaccination

We hope this helps you understand the kind of vaccinations you should consider and how you should prepare for them. Vaccinations can be scary, but sometimes it’s the scary things that can protect us from the much scarier stuff out there. 

But, if you still feel worried, know that talking to a doctor who understands you always helps. At Even, we have a team of doctors who are always at your disposal, no matter how big the worry or the needle is. 

The best part? You can visit them as many times to talk about your concerns and we won’t charge you anything. If they ask you to take a test first, we still won’t charge you anything. 

Our plans mean to serve you, so you can take charge of your health knowing you’ll only get the best. If this interests you, #feelfree to explore our plans or speak to us about them.