Adults need to stay up-to-date with their immunizations. By being up-to-date, you not only protect your health, but the health of your loved ones and your community. It is especially important for adults to be up-to-date if they are providing care to a young child, a person with a compromised immune system and elderly adults. See what immunizations are recommended at your specific age (PDF).
Seasonal Influenza (Flu)
Everyone 6 months and older is recommended to get a seasonal flu shot each year. Every year the flu vaccine contains different strains of the flu virus which is why it is recommended to get a flu shot every year. Learn more about the flu.
Shingles is caused by the Varicella Zoster virus, the same virus that causes chickenpox.
Only someone who has had chickenpox - or, rarely, has gotten chickenpox vaccine - can get shingles. The virus stays in your body, and can cause shingles many years later. Learn more about the Shingles Vaccine (PDF).
Tetanus, Diptheria & Pertussis (Td/Tdap)
Td is an immunization to protect against Tetanus and Diphtheria. Learn more about the Td vaccine (PDF).
Tdap is an immunization to protect against Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis. You also need 1 dose of Tdap. Women should get a Tdap vaccine during every pregnancy to protect the baby. Learn more about the Tdap vaccine (PDF).