What vaccines do I need?

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May 23, 2024

Staying on top of your health is key, especially when you're dealing with things like diabetes, high blood pressure, or asthma. Take this short quiz from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to get a list of recommended vaccines. This list is great to bring to your next appointment with your provider! It's always a good idea to talk to your provider about which shots you need, because everyone is different! If you need extra help, we’re here for you. Simply self enroll for support, you can also call us at (410) 348-1905 or send us an email.


1. Flu Shot (every year): Helps you stay safe from the flu, which can be extra tough on people with health problems.

2. COVID-19 Shot (every year): Protects you from the coronavirus, which can be really bad if you're already dealing with other health issues.

3. Pneumonia Shot - Keeps you from getting really sick with pneumonia, which can be a big problem if you have trouble with breathing or your immune system.

4. Tdap Shot (Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Whooping Cough) - This shot protects you from three serious diseases. Whooping cough, for example, can make it really hard to breathe.

5. Shingles Shot - Helps prevent shingles, a painful rash, especially important as you get older.

6. Hepatitis B Shot (for people with diabetes, comes in three parts) - Protects against a liver infection that can be worse if you have diabetes.

7. HPV Shot (for people with high blood pressure) - Helps prevent some cancers caused by HPV virus.

Having a hard time remembering when to get your vaccines?

1. Digital Reminders: Use your smartphone or computer to set calendar alerts for your vaccine appointments. Many health apps also allow you to track your vaccination schedule and send reminders. Set repeating reminders for vaccines that occur annually, like the flu shot.

2. Physical Vaccine Card: Keep a physical vaccine card in your wallet, where you record each vaccine received and, if applicable, the date of the next dose. This card can be updated whenever you receive a new vaccine.

3. Health Apps: Download a health app that specifically includes features for tracking medical appointments, medications, and vaccines. Apps like Apple Health and Google Fit help you track health appointments and vaccinations by setting reminders.

4. Email and Text Notifications: Sign up for email or text notifications from your healthcare provider or local pharmacy. Many pharmacies, such as CVS, Walgreens, and Rite Aid, offer services to remind you when you are due for a vaccine.

5. Add to your Routine Check-ups: Coordinate vaccine schedules with regular health check-ups. Discussing your vaccination needs during these visits can help ensure you never miss a vaccine.

6. Family Calendar: If you manage a family calendar, add everyone’s vaccine schedules. This can be particularly useful for families with children where multiple vaccines are needed!

The content on this site is not and should not be considered medical advice or a substitute for individual medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. You should always talk to your health care provider(s) for diagnosis and treatment, including information regarding which drugs, therapy, or other treatment may be appropriate for you. Learn more here.

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