Adult Age 65 and Older
Vaccination is of paramount significance for older individuals. As one advances in age, the immune system gradually weakens, making it more challenging to fend off infections. This heightens the susceptibility to ailments such as influenza, pneumonia, and shingles, all of which can potentially lead to enduring health issues, hospitalization, and, in severe cases, mortality.
For those with preexisting health conditions, such as diabetes or heart disease, the need for vaccination becomes even more pronounced. Vaccines serve as a shield against severe illnesses and their associated complications, preserving your well-being as you progress through the aging process.
Embracing vaccination is not only a personal safeguard but also a means of promoting the health of your family and the broader community.
On this page, you will discover answers to frequently asked questions regarding vaccines for individuals aged 65 and older.
Which vaccines are recommened for adults age 65 and older?
Check this easy to read vaccine schedule (PDF – 148KB) from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to find out which vaccines are recommended for adults age 65 and older.
Most Common Vaccines
Please contact your health care provider, local (county) health department, or pharmacy to schedule an appointment to receive vaccines. Northwest Indiana Community Action does not maintain a complete listing of medical providers or pharmacies that administer immunizations throughout our state.
Find a provider who is enrolled in the publicly funded vaccine program in your county: Adult Provider Map
What Do I Need to Know About Vaccines?
Effective August 18th, ALL NWICA offices including remote care management offices and WIC clinics will be open to the public.
- WIC staff will begin participants face-to-face appointments starting in November with all WIC staff being in the clinics following the program specific safety plan.
- NWICA care management remote sites will open to staff based on a team schedule.