Recommended Immunizations for Adults by Age in Easy-to-read Format

United States, 2018


Immunization Schedule

adult easy read vaccine schedule
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Flu
Influenza
Td or Tdap
Tetanus Diphtheria,
pertussis
Shingles
Zoster
Pneumococcal Meningococcal MMR
Measles,
mumps,
rubella
HPV
Human papillomavirus
Chickenpox
Varicella
Hepatitis A Hepatitis B Hib
Haemophilus influenzae type b
RZV ZVL PCV13 PPSV23 MenACWY MenB for women for men
19-21 years
22-26 years
27-49 years
50-64 years
If born in 1957 or later
65+ years
More Information: You should get flu vaccine every year. You should get 1 dose of Tdap if you did not get it as a child or adult. You should also get a Td booster every 10 years. Women should get 1 dose of Tdap during every pregnancy. There are 2 types of zoster vaccine. You should get 2 doses of RZV at age 50 years or older (preferred) or 1 dose of ZVL at age 60 years or older, even if you had shingles before. There are 2 types of pneumococcal vaccines. You should get 1 dose of PCV13 and at least 1 dose of PPSV23 depending on your age and health condition. There are 2 types of meningococcal vaccines. You may need one or both types depending on your 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.

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Recommended For You: This vaccine is recommended for you unless your health care 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. Talk to your health care professional to see if you need this vaccine.

If you are traveling outside the United States, you may need additional vaccines.
Ask your health care 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, 2018
Page last updated: February 6, 2018
Content source: National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases
Provided by: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)