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Attention! Please, adhere to anti-epidemic measures for coronavirus disease prevention.


Adults tend to behave in an adult way with their children, but sometimes they completely forget about the important things for themselves.

Adults tend to behave in an adult way with their children, but sometimes they completely forget about the important things for themselves. In particular, that adults should also remember about vaccinations and regularly update them. We remind you what recommended vaccinations an adult Ukrainian who cares about their health should have 🤓:

1⃣ First of all, every adult needs to catch up with the mandatory vaccinations missed in childhood. Therefore, if you are not sure whether you were vaccinated as a child, contact your family doctor and he will develop an individual vaccination schedule.

❗ It is also important to remember that after 16 every 10 years you need to be vaccinated against diphtheria and tetanus.

What are the recommended vaccinations for adults?

✅ Hepatitis B

Children began to be routinely vaccinated against hepatitis B only in the 2000s.

Vaccination is recommended for all adults who were not vaccinated in childhood, it will protect against the dangerous consequences of viral infection - cirrhosis and liver cancer. Hepatitis B is not curable, the disease requires lifelong therapy.

The vaccination course includes three vaccinations against hepatitis B.

✅ Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A is an inflammatory liver disease that takes a long time to treat and in some cases causes damage to the liver, kidneys, pancreas, joint pain, and even death.

The vaccination course consists of two doses with an interval of 6 months. You can get a combined vaccine that protects against hepatitis A and B viruses.

✅ Influenza

Influenza vaccination is recommended every year at the beginning of the epidemic season. It will protect against possible complications and death. Pregnant women, the elderly, and people with chronic diseases are at risk.

The vaccine can be purchased at your own expense. For doctors, pregnant women, and security sector employees, flu vaccination in Ukraine are free of charge.

✅ Pneumococcus

Both COVID-19 and influenza can be complicated by bacterial pneumonia, the most common cause of which is the pneumococcus. Therefore, people at risk (over 65, with chronic diseases) should be vaccinated against pneumococcal infection.


Meningococci are bacteria that cause diseases such as meningitis, meningoencephalitis, etc. Meningitis affects the membranes of the brain and spinal cord. Without timely treatment, 50% of cases are fatal.

Vaccines against four out of 13 meningococcal species are available in Ukraine. Vaccination schemes vary depending on the vaccine brand and age.

✅ COVID-19

Vaccination against COVID-19 will protect against complications and hospitalization. Vaccinations are free of charge.

The initial course includes one dose of the Janssen vaccine or two doses of another vaccine available in Ukraine. The effect of the vaccine is further renewed by booster vaccinations: the first in 5 months, the second in

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