For adults

Immunization Schedule for adults

Persons 18 or older should consider the following:

  • Pertussis & Tetanus. Adults need to get a booster for pertussis (whooping cough) and tetanus (Tdap) Download Vaccine Information Sheet

  • Seasonal flu. All adults should get a flu shot each year.
    Download Vaccine Information Sheet for Inactivated Influenza Vaccine
    Download Vaccine Information Sheet for Live Intranasal Influenza Vaccine

  • Hepatitis B. Healthcare and emergency workers, morticians, embalmers, military personnel, and adults 60 and younger with diabetes are among the groups that are recommended to get the vaccine series that prevents exposure to Hepatitis B, a disease of the liver. Foreign born residents from Asia and some African countries are at risk for Hep B infection. Hep B screening and vaccination is advised.  Download Vaccine Information Sheet

  • Shingles. A (Zoster) shot can protect against shingles, a painful localized and potentially long-lasting skin rash often with blisters that is caused by the varicella zoster virus (VZV ), the same virus that causes chickenpox. This shot is recommended at age 60 Download Vaccine Information Sheet

  • Pneumonia. At age 65 all adults should get a pneumococcal shot to prevent pneumonia. Download Vaccine Information Sheet

  • HPV. There are two vaccines to prevent human papillomavirus infection. One, (Gardasil), may protect against cervical, vaginal and vulvar cancer in females, and genital warts in both males and females.
    The other, (Cervarix), is for
    women only and protects against cervical, vaginal and vulvar cancer. Both of these vaccines are licensed for persons 9-26 years old.

Clinics offering Flu and Pneumococcal immunizations:
In addition to the doctor or clinic you usually visit, there are many community resources for adult immunizations. Some will bill MediCare, Part B if the service is covered.

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