Vaccines for Specific Groups
- College Students and Young Adults (19 to26 years old)
- Older Adults (60 years or older)
- Adults with Special Health Conditions
- Pregnant Women
- Healthcare Workers
Who Should NOT be Vaccinated
Some adults with specific health conditions should not get certain vaccines or should wait to get them. Talk with your doctor to make sure you get the vaccines that are recommended for you. Read more about who should not get each vaccine.
CDC Vaccine Related Features
- Are You at High Risk for Serious Illness from Flu? If you are at high risk, flu vaccination is especially important to decrease your risk of severe flu illness. Get your flu vaccine today.
- Pneumonia Can Be Prevented - Vaccines Can Help Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs that is usually caused by bacteria or viruses. Globally, pneumonia causes more deaths than any other infectious disease. It can often be prevented and can usually be treated.
- Pertussis (Whooping Cough) – What You Need To Know Pertussis (whooping cough) is very contagious and can cause serious illness―especially in infants too young to be fully vaccinated. Pertussis vaccines are recommended for children, teens, and adults, including pregnant women.
- Tetanus: Make Sure You and Your Child Are Fully Immunized Playing outdoors can mean getting cuts that may become infected with bacteria commonly found in soil, including the ones that cause tetanus. Tetanus vaccine can help prevent tetanus disease, commonly known as "lockjaw."
- Protect Yourself against Shingles: Get VaccinatedAlmost 1 out of 3 people in America will develop shingles during their lifetime. Your risk increases as you get older. People 60 years of age or older should get vaccinated against this painful disease.
- Hepatitis Awareness Take CDC’s new online Hepatitis Risk Assessment. Answer a few questions and then you will receive personalized viral hepatitis testing and vaccination recommendations.
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