Get Vaccinated

Have you had your Vaccines? Adults need vaccines too.

Below are a few of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommended immunizations for adults. Be sure to keep track of your immunizations with this Adult Immunization Record sheet.

Information Regarding Immunization Schedule Update:

Immunizations (shots) help prevent serious illness.  This record will help keep track when your child is immunized.  If your child did not get their shots at the age shown, they still need to get that shot.  Talk to your PCP about your child’s immunizations (shots).  Children must have their immunizations (shots) to enter school.

Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (Td, Tdap)

  • For all adults
  • Needed every 10 years
  • Prevents lockjaw, which can come from a cut
  • Tetanus kills about 1 out of 5 people who get it

Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

  • Sexually transmitted virus
  • Commonly leads to cervical cancer
  • All women 19-24 years old

You may need other shots too. People with certain health conditions may also need:

  • MMR (measles, mumps, rubella)
  • Zoster (shingles)
  • Pneumococcal (pneumonia caused by strep bacteria)
  • Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B (liver disease)
  • Meningococcal (meningitis)

Your child needs to get regular checkups. Children between 6 months and 6 years old need to get checked for lead poisoning. The list below shows when your child gets a health screen or lead poison screen.

  • Newborn
  • By one month
  • 2-3 months
  • 4-5 months
  • 6-8 months
  • 9-11 months
  • 12-14 months
  • 15-17 months
  • 18-23 months
  • 24 months
  • 3 years
  • 4 years
  • 5 years
  • 6-7 years
  • 8-9 years
  • 10-11 years
  • 12-13 years
  • 14-15 years
  • 16-17 years
  • 18-19 years
  • 20 years

Notes: Children need a blood lead test at 12 and 24 months of age and then each year from age 3 to 6 years, if in a high-risk area. For more information visit our Child Health Check page.

A blood lead test is recommended for women of childbearing age.

For more information, visit www.cdc.gov. Check with your Primary Care Provider (PCP) to see if you need these or other adult immunizations. Home State Member Services can help you find a PCP, make an appointment or schedule transportation. You can call them at 1-855-694-HOME (4663).

Approval Date: August 7, 2017
Approval Code: HSHP18036