What Are the Recommended Vaccines for Adults?

Preventable adult disease vaccines

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.


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