What Are the Recommended Vaccines for Adults?
Depending on factors including age, health conditions, lifestyle and whether you travel internationally, adults need immunization protection against these diseases.
- Tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough) if you have not had a Tdap vaccine
- Shingles (60 yrs. and older)
- Hepatitis B – have or at risk for diabetes
- Pneumococcal (65 yrs. and older or at risk)
- Influenza (seasonal)
Others you may need protection from include HPV (human papillomavirus, which can cause certain cancers), hepatitis A, meningococcal disease, chickenpox, measles, mumps and rubella.
Discuss with your MDVIP-affiliated doctor who can assess getting up-to-date on all the necessary vaccinations and make additional recommendations.