Adults 19 years and older

Immunization Information for Adults
Immunization Schedules

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Immunization schedule for adults (English) Immunization schedule for adults (Spanish)

Take this adolescent and adult vaccine quiz to find out which vaccines you may need.

Do you have Diabetes or another chronic health condition?

Click on the conditions below to learn about what vaccines you may need.

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Learn More about Shingles (Herpes Zoster) Vaccination
Shingles, also known as zoster or herpes zoster, is a painful skin rash caused by the varicella zoster virus, the same virus that causes chickenpox. If you’ve had chickenpox, you are at risk of getting shingles.

CDC recommends that adults 60 years old or older receive one dose of the shingles vaccine. The vaccine reduces the risk of developing shingles and the complications caused by the disease.

Click on one of the flyers below to learn more about shingles (herpes zoster) and how to protect yourself.
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Click HERE for additional shingles (herpes zoster) resources.
Vaccines for Adults 60 Years and Older
As we get older, our immune systems tend to weaken over time, putting us at higher risk for certain diseases.


Elderly African American couple Older adults should get:

  • seasonal flu (influenza) vaccine


  • Td or Tdap(tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis) vaccine


  • pneumococcal vaccines, which protect against pneumococcal disease, including infections in the lungs and bloodstream (recommended for all adults over 65 years old, and for adults younger than 65 years who have certain chronic health conditions)


  • zoster (shingles) vaccine, which protects against shingles (recommended for adults 60 years or older)


  • Talk with your doctor or other healthcare professional to find out which vaccines are recommended for you at your next medical appointment.
    Are You Pregnant or Thinking About Becoming Pregnant?
    Vaccinations Before, During and After Pregnancy

    CDC has guidelines for the vaccines you need before, during, and after pregnancy. Some vaccines, such as the measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccine, should be given a month or more before pregnancy. You should get the Tdap vaccine (to help protect against whooping cough), during your pregnancy. Other vaccines, like the flu shot, can be given before or during pregnancy, depending on whether or not it is flu season when you’re pregnant. It is safe for you to receive vaccines right after giving birth, even while you are breastfeeding. Be sure to discuss each vaccine with your healthcare professional before getting vaccinated.

    Click HERE to learn more about pregnancy-related vaccinations.

    Preventing Hepatitis B Transmission to Your Baby

    Hepatitis B is a serious liver disease caused by a virus.
    You can contract hepatitis B through contact with blood or body fluids. Talk to your doctor about getting tested for hepatitis B during your pregnancy.

    Pregnant people can pass hepatitis B to their baby during birth. This is called perinatal transmission.

    To help prevent your baby from getting hepatitis B you should make sure your baby is fully vaccinated against hepatitis B, with the first shot given right after birth.

    Click HERE to learn more about perinatal hepatitis B.
    Health Insurance Information
    Covered California is the place where Californians can get brand-name health insurance under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. It’s the only place to get federal premium assistance to help you buy private insurance from companies. That means you may qualify for a discount on private insurance, or get health insurance through the state’s Medi-Cal program. Either way, you’ll get great health coverage.

    Click HERE to learn more about how to get health insurance.
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    Providers
    If you're a provider looking for guidance on adult immunizations, detailed immunization schedules, toolkits, and additional resources to help you do your job, click HERE

    Content last updated: June 30, 2017

        

     
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