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​Adult Immunizations

You need vaccines throughout your entire life. Adults need to keep their vaccinations up to date because immunity from childhood vaccines can wear off over time. You are also at risk for different diseases as an adult. Vaccination is one of the most convenient and safest preventive care measures available.

I'm an Adult, What Vaccines do I Need?

All adults need:

You may need other vaccines based on your age, health conditions, job, lifestyle, or travel habits.

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How Can I Get More Information About Vaccines?

Vaccines for Adults with Chronic Health Conditions

Do you have a chronic health condition such as diabetes, asthma or heart disease? If so, you should know that you are at risk for catching a vaccine-preventable disease.
To learn more about specific chronic diseases, and the vaccinations recommended for them, please click on the links below:

Reasons for Adults to be Vaccinated

​Vaccines and Pregnancy



If you are pregnant, or planning on becoming pregnant, it’s important that you know which vaccines you need in order to protect yourself and your child.


Your baby gets immunity from many diseases while you are pregnant. This immunity is important, since it will help your baby during his or her first months. It is also important to know that you may need other vaccines during or after your pregnancy.


You may have questions about receiving vaccines while you are pregnant. Many parents share the same concerns, so here are the top seven things you should know about pregnancy and vaccines.


Moms-to-be can find even more information on vaccine safety before, during, and after pregnancy.

Vaccines and Travelers

Traveling outside of the United States? Take some time to research which vaccines you may need for the country you will be visiting. Planning ahead is very important, since some vaccines may need to be given on a schedule or require more than one shot. Along with the routine vaccines here in the United States, there are also recommended and required vaccines depending on where you are going.

What vaccines do I need before I travel?

Know your destination? Visit the following page, where you can search for recommended and required vaccines. This page will also include updated health alerts issued by the CDC for current or ongoing conditions.

Vaccines for travelers, by destination

Vaccines for Health Care Workers

Learn about vaccines for health care workers

Provider Resources

Below you can find standards for adult immunization information and tips on how to improve vaccination among your adult population.

Vaccine Safety