Immunizations and Vaccines
Below are links to information related to immunizations and vaccines. Click on the right menu or scroll down to view general information and programs, research, statistics and guidelines on this topic.
Is Your Adult Vaccination Record Up-To-Date?
An up-to-date vaccination record helps you and your doctors know if you’re protected against vaccine-preventable diseases. Use these tips and tools to keep track of your immunizations and find records of the vaccines you have received.
Vaccine Recommendations: What They Mean for You
As an adult, you can protect yourself and your loved ones by keeping your vaccinations up-to-date. This year, small changes give adults - and young children around them - better, long-lasting protection.
VFC Program: Vaccines for Uninsured Children
The Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program offers vaccines at no cost for eligible children through VFC-enrolled doctors. Find out if your child qualifies. Vaccinating on time means healthier children, families and communities.
New Vaccine Recommendations for Adults
Rising cases of whooping cough and seasonal flu prompted experts to revise adult vaccination recommendations. Changes in the 2011 recommendations reflect efforts to best protect you and to protect young, vulnerable children you may encounter. Get vaccinated to protect yourself and others.
Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule - United States, 2010
In October 2009, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices approved the Adult Immunization Schedule for 2010, which includes several changes. A bivalent human papillomavirus vaccine (HPV2) was licensed for use in females in October 2009. ACIP recommends vaccination of females with either HPV2 or the quadrivalent human papillomavirus vaccine (HPV4). HPV4 was licensed for use in males in October 2009, and ACIP issued a permissive recommendation for use in males. Other changes in publication.
Learn more about adult and child vaccinations, what you need, and when you need them.