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Immunization Schedules for Adults
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You never outgrow the need for vaccines. The specific immunizations you need as an adult are determined by factors such as your age, lifestyle, high-risk conditions, type and locations of travel, and previous immunizations.

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Vaccinations for adults for those 19 years and older.

Recommended Immunizations for Adults (19 Years and Older) by Age and Medical Condition


What Vaccines do You Need?

Vaccines Quiz.

Vaccine recommendations for adolescents and adults are based on a variety of factors including age, overall health status, and medical history.

To help you understand what vaccines you (those 11 years and older) might need, you can complete the Adolescent and Adult Vaccine Quiz online. Then print your results and discuss them with your doctor or health care professional next time you make an office visit. Take the quiz.


Interactive Tool to Download

Adult Scheduler tool logo.

2013 Interactive Tool: Adult Immunization Scheduler
Download this tool to determine the vaccines those 19 years and older need according to the Adult Immunization Schedule.

 

Spanish Version (en español)

Vacunas recomendadas para adultos según la edad y según la afección de salud

Recommended Immunizations for Adults (19 Years and Older) by Age and Medical Condition

2014 – Vacunas recomendadas para adultos según la edad y según la afección de salud [2 páginas]


Why Might Some Adults Need Vaccines?

Some adults incorrectly assume that the vaccines they received as children will protect them for the rest of their lives. Generally this is true, except that:

  • Some adults were never vaccinated as children
  • Newer vaccines were not available when some adults were children
  • Immunity can begin to fade over time
  • As we age, we become more susceptible to serious disease caused by common infections (such as flu and pneumococcus)

Learn about serious diseases that can be prevented by vaccines.


Screening Form

Determine which vaccines you need and when to get them

It can sometimes be difficult to understand or keep track of exactly which vaccines you need. Use the following form to help you understand what vaccines might be important for you. Questions on the form help you and your doctor decide which vaccines you need and when to get them. You can print the form, fill it out, and take it with you to the office the next time you see your doctor.


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