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Shingles Vaccine (Shingrix) now recommended for adults 50 years and older!

Adults need vaccinesAdults Need Vaccines, Too!

As an adult your need for immunizations does not end when you reach adulthood. In fact, the need for immunizations remains just as strong as when you were a child. Regardless of age, we all need immunizations to keep us healthy throughout our life. Over time, childhood vaccines can wear off and you may be at risk for other diseases. 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.

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.

Talk to your health care provider about what vaccines you may need.

Do you know which vaccines you need?Vaccines at no or little cost for eligible Adults 19 years and older
If you are an adult 19 years and older who has no health insurance or whose health Insurance only covers select vaccines or none at all, you may be eligible to receive recommended vaccines through one of the clinical providers below. NOTE: There may be an administration charge (cost for a medical professional to give the vaccine of no more than $22.02).

See the list of NH clinical providers that offer vaccines for eligible adults at no charge Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol

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