Adults Need Vaccines Too!
You never outgrow the need for immunization. The specific vaccines you need as an adult are determined by factors such as your age, lifestyle, risk conditions, locations of travel, and previous vaccines. Talk to your doctor or nurse about what is recommended for you.
Spotlight: Whooping Cough
As of December 8, 2012, more than 39,000 cases of whooping cough (pertussis) have been reported across the United States, including 16 deaths. All adults are recommended to get a dose of Tdap vaccine, which protects against whooping cough. Serious illness and death is most common among infants, so it is especially important that pregnant women, parents, family members, and anyone else in contact with young infants is vaccinated. Learn more.
Adolescent and Adult Vaccine Quiz
Take this simple quiz to determine which vaccines you need and create a customized printout to take with you to your next medical appointment.
Recommended Immunizations for Adults
Review the Adult Immunization Schedule and learn about vaccine-preventable diseases they protect against.
Tools to Record Your Vaccinations
Keep track of vaccines you receive so you can ensure you are up-to-date and have maximum protection against vaccine-preventable diseases.
Whether you are traveling for business, going on vacation, or visiting loved ones, don't risk ruining your trip by getting sick. Some countries have outbreaks of disease, and some diseases are easy to pick up on the airplane. So, use CDC Travelers' Health web site to find out if your destination recommends or requires certain vaccines before you leave...more
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