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Weakened Immune System and Adult Vaccination

Vaccines are especially critical for people with health conditions such as a weakened immune system.

If you have cancer or other immunocompromising conditions, talk with your doctor about:

  • Influenza vaccine each year to protect against seasonal flu
  • Tdap vaccine to protect against whooping cough and tetanus
  • Pneumococcal vaccine (both types) to protect against pneumonia and other pneumococcal diseases
  • HPV vaccine series to protect against human papillomavirus if you are a man or woman up to age 26 years