Adults need to keep their vaccinations up to date because immunity from childhood vaccines can wear off over time. You are also at risk for different diseases as an adult. Vaccination is one of the most convenient and safest preventive care measures available and here are some of the reasons why you should stay up to date:

Why you should stay up to date on vaccines:

  • Most illnesses, hospitalizations, disability, and deaths from vaccine-preventable diseases occur among adults
  • Most adults aren’t up to date with their vaccinations, only about 1 in 5 adults are actually up to date
  • Vaccines protect loved ones like infants and the elderly who may be more vulnerable to severe complications
  • Vaccination during pregnancy protects babies

What vaccinations do I need?

Everyone should make sure they’re up to date on these routine vaccines:
  • COVID-19 vaccine
  • Flu vaccine (influenza)
  • Tdap vaccine (tetanus, diphtheria, and whooping cough) or Td vaccine (tetanus, diphtheria)

You may need other vaccines too based on your age, life events, job, travel or health conditions.

Visit the CDC website here for a list of vaccine recommendations based on your life stage and individual circumstances.

How to stay up to date on vaccines:

Call your ADC Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Pediatric office or Travel Clinic to schedule an appointment. Your provider will be able to recommend what vaccines you should get.