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  • I'm an adult, and I wonder if my vaccinations are out of date.
  • I'm over 60 and wonder if I need any vaccinations as I age.
  • I've been vaccinated recently, and I'm sick or having problems.

I'm an adult, and I wonder if my vaccinations are out of date.

What to Ask Your Doctor

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson, MD on October 23, 2019

  1. Am I due for a vaccination or a booster shot?
  2. What do the vaccinations you recommend protect against?
  3. Are there risks or side effects to the vaccines?
  4. What are the risks if I don't get vaccinated?
  5. What should I do if I start to feel sick after being vaccinated?

I'm over 60 and wonder if I need any vaccinations as I age.

What to Ask Your Doctor

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson, MD on October 23, 2019

  1. What vaccinations do you recommend for someone my age, and why?
  2. Are there special risks or concerns when people my age get vaccinated?
  3. How are the vaccines given? Will I need more than one dose?
  4. Will I feel sick or sore after the vaccine is given?
  5. What should I do if I have a reaction to the vaccine?

I've been vaccinated recently, and I'm sick or having problems.

What to Ask Your Doctor

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson, MD on October 23, 2019

  1. Am I having a bad reaction to the vaccination I received?
  2. Could my symptoms be dangerous?
  3. Is there anything you can do to relieve the symptoms I'm having?
  4. Do I have a new health problem that's not associated with the vaccine?
  5. What should I do if the symptoms get worse or don't go away?