Hepatitis B (if indicated)

Get three doses if not previously vaccinated.

Influenza (flu shot)

All adults should get a flu shot annually.


Get immunized once at age 65.


One dose between the ages of 60 and 80.

Tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis booster for teens and adults (Tdap) Also available: Tetanus and diphtheria (Td)

All adults and children 11 years and older need a booster shot. It is especially important for pregnant women in their 2nd and 3rd trimester, anyone who lives with or cares for a newborn or infant and health care workers. Prevents pertussis cough illness and also prevents infants from developing whooping cough, a potentially fatal disease.

Other vaccinations

Your doctor may recommend additional vaccinations— including hepatitis A; chickenpox; measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR); pneumococcal; and meningitis—depending on earlier immunizations and special health needs.