While you’ll receive most critical vaccines in your childhood, there are certain ages and circumstances where you’ll need additional shots to prevent illness. If you’re pregnant, it’s likely you’ll need specific vaccinations to protect you and your child. Individuals that are 65 and older require vaccinations for pneumococcal and shingles.
Additionally, make sure you alert your doctor if you have any plans on travelling internationally – as many global destinations require specific immunisations. Even if you fall outside of these age brackets, aren’t pregnant, and don’t plan on travelling – it can never hurt to be up-to-date on your flu shot. Plus, AIA Vitality members can claim up to 1,000 AIA Vitality Points for providing proof of attendance for certain vaccinations.