Vaccination reminds us of crying children. But contrary to ones beliefs, vaccinations are important for prevention of diseases in adults as well.
The most important vaccines in adults are Influenza and pnuemonia vaccines.
This is especially important in diabetic patient, patients with chronic lung, liver or kidney diseases. Other vaccines in adults include MMR, Zoster, Meningococcal etc.
It is important that these vaccines are taken from specialists who are knowledgeable on how vaccines are preserved for best efficacy and have detailed knowledge on expected side effects and how to tackle them.
World is now a global village. Travel across countries due to increasing commerce and trade is phenomenal. This has led to import and export of various infectious illnesses. Many of these conditions are simply preventable. Use of appropriate preventive medicines and vaccines is important.
Examples include malaria prophylaxis, yellow fever vaccine, cholera vaccine etc. Additionally fever in frequent and returning travellers needs a very holistic approach and knowledge of ecological niches of various infections. Its imperative that such patients seek appropriate advice from infection specialist to avoid complications arising out various illnesses.