Adult Vaccines

Vaccines are one of the safest and most readily available measures for preventing several diseases. Adults, like children, should also keep their vaccination status up to date, as certain diseases specifically affect adults. Further, the immunity provided by the vaccines administered during childhood weans off with time; thus, adults require a booster dose.

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  • COVID-19: Adults should receive vaccination for COVID-19 and a booster, if eligible.
  • Hepatitis A: The adults may receive this vaccination if they are at increased risk of hepatitis A or simply require protection from hepatitis A. There are two doses of the hepatitis A vaccine administered 6 to 18 months apart.
  • Hepatitis B: It has been recommended that all adults younger than 60 years should receive the hepatitis B vaccine. Adults 60 years of age or older with specific risk factors may also receive this vaccine.
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV): Adults under 26 years old are recommended to get the HPV vaccine. People between 27 and 45 years of age may receive this vaccine after consulting with their doctor. There are 2-3 doses of vaccine administered within a period of 6 months.
  • Influenza: This vaccine protects against flu and is administered annually.
  • Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR): People under 50 years should receive 1 to 2 doses of MMR. People 50 years of age or older should take one dose of MMR if other risk factors are present. People with a compromised immune system are not recommended to receive the MMR vaccine.
  • Meningococcal: People with certain health conditions, such as a non-functioning spleen, should receive a meningococcal vaccine. They may also require a booster dose if the risk continues.
  • Pneumococcal: People under the age of 65, along with certain conditions, such as chronic heart disease, should receive the pneumococcal vaccine. Further, people 65 years of age and older should receive this vaccine if they have not received the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine.
  • Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Whooping cough (Pertussis) (Tdap, Td): If the person has not received the Tdap vaccine during their lifetime, he/she should receive it. People should also receive Tdap or Td booster doses every ten years.
  • Varicella (Chickenpox): People should consult the doctor if they have never been vaccinated, never suffered from chickenpox, or were vaccinated with only a single dose.
  • Zoster (shingles): People over the age of 60 years should receive one dose of the Zoster vaccine.