For Adults

Adults Need Vaccines Too! 

Immunizations are not just for kids! Whether a young adult, middle-aged adult, or senior, we ALL need immunizations to keep us healthy. The specific immunizations you need as an adult are based on several factors such as: age, lifestyle, high-risk conditions, travel and previous immunizations you have received. On this page, you will find information to help you stay up-to-date with your immunizations based on your need.

Be the Example!

Keep up-to-date with your immunizations and encourage family and friends to check with their doctors for immunizations they may need to help protect against vaccine-preventable diseases. Protecting yourself in turn protects others from getting sick, especially babies that are too young to be vaccinated. This is called “herd immunity”. When our community is highly vaccinated, the disease has a hard time spreading to others. So be the example and get vaccinated!

What Immunizations Do I Need?

Throughout your adult life, you need immunizations to get and maintain protection against:

  • Seasonal influenza (flu)  – In general, anyone who is 6 months or older can benefit from the protection of  a yearly flu vaccination.
  • Tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (whooping cough)  – one booster dose for adults 19 and older is recomended;  then recieve a Td vaccine every ten years. Expectant mothers should receive a Tdap vaccine during each pregnancy, preferable at 27 through 36 weeks (CDC recomendations updated Jan 2013). For more information about pertussis and what you need to know visit this link.
  • Shingles – for adults 50 years and older.
  • Pneumococcal – for adults 65 years and older and adults with specific health conditions.
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV)  – for women 26 years and younger  and men 21 years and younger. Talk to your healthcare provider about your health care needs.

Some adults may not have received all of their childhood vaccines. Talk to your doctor or provider if you are unsure you have been vaccinated against: meningococcal (especially if you are going to college or are a college student living in a dorm environment) hepatitis A, hepatitis B, chickenpox (varicella), and measles, mumps and rubella.

Below is the adult immunization schedule and a booklet about adult immunizations that you can download and print. You can also visit  Vaccine Information for Adults on the CDC website to download interactive tools, watch an education video and take a vaccine quiz.

CDC Adult Immunization Schedule

Download PDF

Adult Immunization Schedules
19 yrs of age and older

Download the Tool

Easy to Read Adult Immunization Schedule

Adult Flyer Proof

Download (PDF)

pregnancy Vaccines

travel Vaccines

Interact with TAPI

FDA NEWS UPDATE: Today, the FDA’s Vaccines and Related Biological Products Committee (VRBPAC) greenlit the use of booster doses for: ages 65+, those at high risk for severe COVID-19, and those at high risk for occupational exposure (such as frontline healthcare workers). This is only for Pfizer’s COVID vaccine and does not apply to those who got Moderna or Johnson & Johnson.While the advisory panel voted to expand the emergency use authorization (EUA) on Pfizer’s COVID-19 mRNA vaccine to include an additional dose for these specific groups, the experts opted NOT to approve boosters for everyone 16 and up at this time. They did not believe there is enough safety data yet to show that the benefits of boosters outweigh potential risks in other groups.It is now up to CDC’s independent advisory committee (ACIP) to meet and make an official recommendation, which is expected to happen next week. Our system works like this: first, the FDA advisory panel votes - which happened today. Next, the FDA will decide whether to follow VRBPAC’s recommendation, which is likely to happen in the coming days. Once the FDA decides IF boosters can be made available based on the data, then the ACIP decides who SHOULD get the newly authorized booster. The CDC then reviews ACIP’s recommendations and makes the final decision on who should get the boosters and when. It’s important to remember that the primary 2 doses of COVID-19 mRNA vaccines AND the J&J vaccine continue to provide very good protection against severe illness. This update does NOT mean that COVID-19 vaccines don’t work. It also doesn’t mean that other people won’t need boosters in the future. VRBPAC experts simply need more information about the benefits and risks of a booster dose in other people before making a decision. Boosters are a tool we have to try to stay ahead of the virus. As we learn more about the COVID-19 virus and variants, we will continue to need to change how we respond to protect ourselves and our communities. We’ll share more information as it becomes available. COVID-19 vaccines remain the best tool we have against this pandemic. Mask up, vax up. More info: vaccinateyourfamily.org/covid19faq ... See MoreSee Less
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