Adults need immunizations, too! It is important that you remain up-to-date on booster shots, especially if you are in contact with children, the elderly or persons who are high-risk. It is recommended that adults receive a tetanus and diptheria booster every 10 years. If you have never had chickenpox, it is important that you receive the varicella vaccine. Chickenpox is a very serious disease for adults and can be fatal. An influenza, or flu, vaccine is recommended every year. The flu virus can change each winter and getting your flu shot each year will ensure that you and your family are safe from this disease.
One dose of Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine is recommended for adults 65 years of age and older and for those with some chronic diseases. Other immunizations recommended for specific groups include: Hepatitis B, Hepatitis A, Polio Virus Vaccine, Ruebella, Measles and Mumps. For more information on recommended immunizations for adolescents and adults, please visit the CDC’s Adult Immunization website.