Adult Immunization Guidelines

Please check with your doctor to see which vaccines are recommended for you.

Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) Vaccine (Gardasil- to prevent Cervical Cancer)

For all females between 11 and 26 years of age.
Consists of one series of 3 vaccines.
Influenza (Flu) Vaccine
Recommended annually for patients 6 months and older, especially:

  • those at high risk (people who have diabetes, heart, lung, kidney or immune disease, pregnant women, etc.),
  • those who are in contact with high risk patients, or
  • those who care for infants less than 6 months old

Pneumococcal Vaccine (for Pneumonia)
For all adults over 65 years old at average risk; initial vaccination only, no revaccination required
For all smokers and adults at high risk (diabetes, cancer, heart, lung, or immune disease); initial vaccination, and single revaccination 5 years later
Diptheria/Tetanus/Pertussis Vaccine
For all adults
Recommend every 10 years
Varicella Zoster Vaccine (for Shingles)
For adults over 50 years of age
Single vaccination; no revaccination required

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