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Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule
Ages 19 Years and older

UNITED STATES • 2012

 

Age
 Vaccine

19-21 Years

22-26 Years

 27-49 Years

 50-59 Years

60-64 Years 

≥ 65 Years 

Influenza

Get a flu vaccine every yeara

Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis, (Td/Tdap)

Get a Tdap once, then a Td booster every 10 years

Varicella (Chickenpox)

2 doses

HPV for Women

3 doses

 HPV for Men

3 dosesb

3 dosesb

Zoster (Shingles)

 

 

 

 

1 dose

Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)

1 or 2 doses

    1 or 2 dosesc  

Pneumococcal (pneumonia)

1 or 2 doses

1 dose

Meningococcal

1 or more doses

Hepatitis A

2 doses

Hepatitis B

3 doses

Recommended for all adults unless  your health care provider  tells you that you cannot safely receive the vaccine. Recommended for adults with certain risks.  Talk to your health care provider to see if you are at higher risk.
     
a. There are four different flu vaccines available—talk to your doctor or nurse about which flu vaccine is right for you.
b. There are two different kinds of HPV vaccine but only one HPV vaccine (Gardasil) can be given to men. Gay men or men who have sex with men who are 22 through 26 years old should get HPV vaccine if they haven’t already started or completed the series.
c. If you were born in 1957 or after, you should have already gotten MMR vaccine. Talk to your doctor or nurse about how many doses you may need.
If you are traveling outside of the United States, you may need additional vaccines. Ask your doctor or nurse which vaccines you may need.  
     
 

This page was last updated on November 21, 2013