What Vaccines Do Adults Need?

Vaccines ArenYour need for immunizations doesn’t end when you become an adult. Immunity from childhood vaccinations can wear off and you may be at risk for new and different diseases. Also, vaccines and their recommendations may change over the years and certain vaccines may not have been available when you were a child.

The specific immunizations you need as an adult are determined by factors such as your age, lifestyle, health conditions, travel, and previous immunizations. View current immunization recommendations.

Vaccines for Pregnant Women

It is also very important to make sure your adult immunizations are up-to-date if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. View additional information about vaccines recommended before, during, and after pregnancy.

Vaccine Quiz

To determine which vaccines you may need, take the Adolescent and Adult Vaccine Quiz on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website and be sure to check with your healthcare professional.

Throughout your adult life, you need immunizations for protection against:

The resources below can also help you find out which vaccines you may need, to ensure that you stay up-to-date on all recommended immunizations.

12 Reasons Why Adults Need Vaccines

WebMD: Vaccines aren’t just for kids. Here’s why grown-ups need them, too

14 Adult Vaccine-Preventable Diseases Infographic

NFID: At-a-glance overview of the vaccines adults need and the risks of not being vaccinated

CDC Adult Immunization Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Resources on adult immunization

Traveler’s Health: Travel Safe. Travel Smart

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Information on recommended vaccines by destination and condition

Vaccine-Preventable Adult Diseases

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Learn about serious diseases that can be prevented by vaccines