CDC's Adult Vaccination web site. The specific vaccines you need as an adult are determined by factors such as your age, lifestyle, risk conditions, locations of travel, and previous vaccines.
The National Vaccine Advisory Committee (NVAC) revised the Standards for Adult Immunization Practice in 2013. These updated Standards call on ALL healthcare professionals – whether they provide vaccinations or not – to take steps to help ensure that their adult patients are fully immunized.
As an adult, it is important to stay up to date with vaccines to lower your chances of getting sick. There are vaccines recommended for all adults, and some vaccines are needed especially if you are pregnant, have diabetes or other chronic conditions, or if you are a smoker.
Immunization shots, vaccines or inoculations are essential in preventing many life-threatening diseases. Discover immunization schedules for any age. Immunization shots, vaccines or inoculations are essential in preventing many life-threatening diseases. Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule for ages 19 years or older, United States, 2019.
What Vaccines Do I Need? Your 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.