Diseases & the Vaccines that Prevent Them
Because of vaccines, some diseases (like polio and diphtheria) are becoming rare in the U.S. Vaccination can prevent certain deadly diseases in infants, children, teens, adults and travelers of all ages.
See below for recommended and non-routine vaccines by disease in the U.S., vaccines recommended by age and travel destination, and detailed vaccination and disease information.
Recommended U.S. immunizations and non-routine immunizations for people in certain jobs and travel situations.
These vaccines are recommended for infants, children, teenagers and adults of certain ages.
Travelers may need these vaccines because there is a risk of certain diseases in countries they are visiting.
Some people should not get certain vaccinations or should wait before receiving a vaccine. Find out who should avoid which vaccines.
Any vaccine can cause side effects, which are usually minor. These are the side effects associated with each vaccine licensed in the U.S.