Recommended Immunizations for Adults: By Age

United States, 2017

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En español: 2017 Adult Schedule in Easy-to-read Format

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Tetanus Diphtheria,
Pneumococcal Meningococcal MMR
Human papillomavirus
Hepatitis A Hepatitis B Hib
Haemophilus influenzae type b
or MPSV4
MenB for women for men
19-21 years    
22-26 years  
27-59 years
60-64 years
65+ years
More Information: You should get flu vaccine every year. You should get a Td booster every 10 years. You also need 1 dose of Tdap. Women should get a Tdap vaccine during every pregnancy to help protect the baby. You should get shingles vaccine even if you have had shingles before. You should get 1 dose of PCV13 and at least 1 dose of PPSV23 depending on your age and health condition.

You should get this vaccine if you did not get it when you were a child.

  You should get HPV vaccine if you are a woman through age 26 years or a man through age 21 years and did not already complete the series.      


Recommended For You: This vaccine is recommended for you unless your healthcare professional tells you that you do not need it or should not get it.   May Be Recommended For You: This vaccine is recommended for you if you have certain risk factors due to your health condition or other. Talk to your healthcare professional to see if you need this vaccine.

If you are traveling outside the United States, you may need additional vaccines.
Ask your healthcare professional about which vaccines you may need at least 6 weeks before you travel.

The recommendations in this schedule were approved by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), the American College of Physicians (ACP), the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), and the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM).

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Page last reviewed: February 6, 2017
Page last updated: February 6, 2017
Content source: National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases
Provided by: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)