Preventive Care: Immunizations

 
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Vaccines offer safe, effective protection from infectious diseases. Vaccines contain weakened or killed versions of viruses or bacteria. After vaccination, the body develops antibodies that attack these germs. Most vaccines need multiple doses to provide protection. Some vaccines give lifetime immunity, while others require periodic boosters. Health care providers use vaccination schedules to make sure that recommended vaccines are given at the right age and time. Learn more about immunizations for children on our Caring for Kids pages.

Recommended adult immunization schedule
 

 Ages 19-49   

 Ages 53-64

 Ages 65 and older

Varicella
(chickenpox)

Two doses if not had before and not immune to chickenpox

Tetanus, dephtheria,
pertusses (Td/Tdap)

Tdap once, then Td every 10 years

 Td every 10 years

Human papillomavirus
(HPV)
Three doses over six
months for women and
men age 27 and younger
   
Pneumococcal
polysaccharide (PPSV)
     Once
 Shingles (ZOS)   One dose for ages 60 and older
 Influenza (flu)

 Every year for all adults

For more information, view the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's recommendations for vaccinations.