"Start the Conversation..."
Many people do not realize adults need immunizations too. While most know that a flu vaccine is recommended every year, few adults are aware of the need for other vaccines to help protect their health.
The need for immunizations does not end with childhood. Each year, thousands of adults in the United States suffer serious health problems from diseases that could be prevented by vaccines, including influenza, whooping cough, certain bacterial infections, hepatitis A and B, shingles and even some cancers such as cervical cancer and liver cancer.
The best way to know what you need is to Start the Conversation with your health care provider.
An adult 19 years and older is eligible for state-supplied vaccine if they are uninsured (a person who has no medical insurance) or underinsured (a person who has health insurance, but the coverage does not include vaccines or a person whose insurance covers only selected vaccines). NOTE: There may be an administration charge of no more than $22.02.
- Adult Recommendations for ages 19 years and older
- Adult Vaccines: Know What You Need
- Adults with Chronic Health Conditions
- College Students
- Information about Vaccines and the Diseases They Prevent
- Pregnant Women
- Ten Reasons To Be Vaccinated
- Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) is a national program that monitors the safety of vaccines after they are licensed. It is an early warning public health system where people can report vaccine concerns that helps CDC ad FDA detect possible side effects or adverse events following vaccination.
- Vaccines for Older Adults (60 years and older)
- Young Adults (19-26 years)
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