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CDC is committed to helping you make informed decisions about vaccination.

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

Fact Sheets

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3 Important Reasons for Adults to Get Vaccinated fact sheet

3 Important Reasons for Adults to Get Vaccinated [2 pages]
Provides compelling reasons for adults to get vaccinated as well as a chart of vaccine-preventable diseases and how they can affect adults.

Vaccines: Know What You Need fact sheet

Vaccines: Know What You Need [2 pages]
Provides an overview of vaccines recommended for adults based on age, health conditions, and other factors.

What You Need to Know About COPD, Asthma and Adult Vaccinations fact sheet

What You Need to Know About COPD, Asthma and Adult Vaccinations [2 pages]
Encourages those with asthma to get vaccinated and lists the recommended vaccines just for them.

What You Need to Know About COPD, Asthma and Adult Vaccinations fact sheet

What You Need to Know About Heart Disease and Adult Vaccinations [2 pages]
Encourages those with heart disease to get vaccinated and lists the recommended vaccines just for them.

What You Need to Know About Diabetes and Adult Vaccinations fact sheet

What You Need to Know About Diabetes and Adult Vaccinations [2 pages]
Encourages those with heart disease to get vaccinated and lists the recommended vaccines just for them.

What You Need to Know About Shingles and the Shingles Vaccine fact sheet

What You Need to Know About Shingles and the Shingles Vaccine [2 pages]
Information to address common questions about the disease and protection from vaccination.

Web Tools

Adolescent and Adult Vaccine Quiz

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.


Vaccine Finder

To find adult vaccine providers in your area, type your zip code in the box above and click "GO" or visit Healthmap Vaccine Finder.

Podcasts & Video

Podcasts

Adults Need Immunizations, Too

Adults Need Immunizations, Too! [4:30 minutes, date released: 3/19/2012]
In this podcast, Dr. Andrew Kroger from CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases discusses simple, safe, and effective ways adults can help protect themselves, their family, and their community from serious and deadly diseases.

Get Your Big Boy Shots

Get Your Big Boy Shots [3:33 minutes, date released: 2/2/2012]
You may think vaccines are just for kids, but there are nearly a dozen vaccine recommended for people over the age of 18. In this podcast, Dr. Carolyn Bridges discusses the importance of adults staying up-to-date with their vaccines.

Recognizing and Preventing Whooping Cough

Recognizing and Preventing Whooping Cough (Pertussis) [3:28 minutes, date released: 9/15/2010]
In this podcast, Tami Skoff, a mother of two and epidemiologist with CDC, discusses the symptoms of whooping cough (pertussis) and how to prevent it. She discusses the importance of getting everyone vaccinated, especially those who will have close contact with an infant.

Listent to this podcast in Spanish.

prevent pneumonia

Prevent Pneumonia [4:50 minutes, date released: 5/23/2012]
This podcast explains what pneumonia is, its symptoms, and how to prevent it.

there's a vaccine for shingles?

There’s a Vaccine for Shingles?! [1:42 minutes, date released: 7/13/2009]
This podcast answers a listener’s question about the vaccine for shingles.

Video

V.S.I. Vaccine Scene Investigation

VSI: Vaccine Scene Investigation [4:02 minutes, date released: 10/20/2010]
Stopping serious diseases before they start is what Vaccine Scene Investigation is all about. This video shows the importance of vaccinating against diseases such as Influenza, Pneumococcus, Herpes Zoster (Shingles), and Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis.

Public Service Announcements

These public service announcements (PSA) share the various reasons why adults choose to get vaccinated.

Feature Articles

References

Resources in Spanish

CDC Feature Articles/Especiales CDC

Tos ferina: lo que debe saber

Tos ferina: lo que debe saber
La tos ferina (pertussis) es una enfermedad muy contagiosa y puede enfermar gravemente a las personas, en especial a los bebés que son muy pequeños aún para recibir todas las vacunas. La vacuna contra la tos ferina se recomienda para niños, adolescentes, adultos y hasta mujeres embarazadas.

Audio

Tos ferina P.S.A.

Tos ferina PSA [0:30 minutes, date released: 9/9/2010]
Este anuncio de servicio público (PSA) de 30 segundos hace un llamado a vacunarse contra la tos ferina (pertussis), en especial aquellas personas que están en contacto cercano con bebés.


Podcast

Reconocimiento y prevención de la tos ferina

Reconocimiento y prevención de la tos ferina (Pertussis) [3:30 minutes, date released: 9/9/2010]
En este podcast, Tami Skoff, epidemióloga de los CDC y madre de dos hijos, habla de los síntomas de la tos ferina (pertussis) y la forma en que puede ser prevenida. Skoff resalta la importancia de que todas las personas se vacunen, en especial aquellas que están en contacto cercano con bebés.

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