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.
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.
- 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).