We hope this Mini Report have shown you that vaccinations are a vital component of your efforts to stay healthy. They are not merely for children – even as adults, certain vaccines can help protect us from infectious diseases that threaten our efforts to find fulfilment and joy with our loved ones.
Here is a summary of recommended vaccines for adults from the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Please consult your doctor for more information.
1 dose every year
Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (Tdap)
Substitute 1-time dose of Tdap booster for Td booster, then boost with Td every 10 years
Varicella (chicken pox)
1 dose for adults over 60
1 dose for adults over 65
For adults below 65, recommended 1 dose if risk factors are present (consult your doctor)
Compulsory to perform the Hajj in Mecca – get a shot at least 10 days before
For other adults, 1 or more doses if risk factors are present (consult your doctor)
2 doses if risk factors are present (consult your doctor)
The Ministry of Health Malaysia made it compulsory for children and teenagers to receive the following vaccines (for free, of course). If you missed out on any of these, consult your doctor on getting yourself vaccinated.
Mumps, measles, rubella (MMR)
 US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule. Retrieved on 28 May, 2015 from http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/downloads/adult/adult-schedule.pdf