There Are Vaccines You Need as an Adult
Español: Vacunas para adultos
You may not realize that you need vaccines throughout your life. Adults need to keep their vaccinations up to date because immunity from childhood vaccines can wear off over time. You are also at risk for different diseases as an adult. Vaccination is one of the most convenient and safest preventive care measures available.
All adults need:
You may need other vaccines based on your age, health conditions, job, lifestyle, or travel habits. 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.
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.
Find Out What Vaccines You Need
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.
Use CDC Travelers’ Health website to find out if your destination recommends or requires certain vaccines before you travel.
Keep Track of Your Vaccinations
Record vaccines you receive to make sure you have the best possible protection against vaccine-preventable diseases.
- Page last reviewed: May 2, 2016
- Page last updated: March 31, 2017
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