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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.

Adults may be recommended Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol for certain vaccines due to their age, job, hobbies, travel or health conditions. Other vaccines may be recommended if they did not get certain vaccines as children.

The best way to know what you need is to Start the Conversation with your health care provider.

CDC Adolescent and Adult Vaccine Quiz Vaccines for Eligible Adults 19 Years of Age and Older

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.

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