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There Are Vaccines You Need as an Adult

All adults need:

Other vaccines you may need as an adult are determined by factors such as:

  • age
  • lifestyle
  • health conditions
  • job
  • international travel
  • any previous vaccines you have received

Learn more about what other vaccines may be recommended for you and talk to your healthcare professional about which vaccines are right for you.

Busy parents Mary Beth and Barckley Toole don’t have time to get sick. Mary Beth’s doctor reminded them that adults need vaccines to help stay healthy – just like kids do. Follow along to find out what vaccines are recommended for adults. (3:02 mins)
Also available on YouTube.

Find Out What Vaccines You Need

Vaccines quiz 

Take this short quiz to find out which vaccines you need and create a customized printout to take with you to your next medical appointment.

Learn More about Adult Vaccines


Resources to help you better understand vaccines recommended for adults and why they are an important part of staying healthy.

Keep Track of Your Vaccinations

Medical records

Record vaccines you receive so you can ensure you are up-to-date and have the best possible protection against vaccine-preventable diseases.

Traveling Internationally?

Medical records

Use CDC Travelers' Health website to find out if your destination recommends or requires certain vaccines before you travel.