Adult Immunization - Frequently Asked Questions

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Dr. Kaushik Bharati
Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team on Sep 26, 2017
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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Which doctor should I consult for adult vaccination?

You should consult your family physician regarding adult vaccination.

2. How are vaccines administered?

Vaccines are generally given by intramuscular (IM) injection. Certain vaccines like cholera vaccine are given orally.

3. What types of disease can vaccines protect me from?

Vaccines are generally available for infectious diseases. Therefore, you will be protected against the major vaccine-preventable infectious diseases.

4. Can vaccines protect me for life?

The majority of vaccines do not confer life-long immunity. Therefore, boosters will need to be given from time to time.

5. How can I keep track of my vaccination status?

You should maintain a vaccination chart that includes your name, the vaccine name, date, and the type of immunization (primary or boosters). Keep this record in a safe place for future reference.

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