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.


Adult vaccines play a crucial role in protecting individuals from various diseases and infections that can have serious health consequences. They help prevent illness, reduce the risk of complications, and contribute to overall public health.

The HPV vaccine protects against certain strains of the human papillomavirus, which can cause cervical cancer, genital warts, and other cancers. It is recommended for both males and females between the ages of 9-26 years old.

While HPV vaccination is most effective when given before exposure to the virus through sexual activity, adults up to age 45 may still benefit from getting vaccinated after discussing with their healthcare provider.

Meningococcal vaccines protect against bacterial meningitis caused by Neisseria meningitidis. This bacteria can lead to severe illness or even death. Vaccination is advised for adolescents entering college settings or those at increased risk due to medical conditions or travel plans.

Yes, adults who haven't had chickenpox in the past should consider getting vaccinated against varicella. This helps prevent infection and reduces the risk of complications associated with chickenpox.

The shingles vaccine protects against herpes zoster virus which causes a painful rash known as shingles. It's recommended for individuals aged 50 years and older as this group has an increased risk of developing shingles.

Yes, even if you've already had shingles, getting vaccinated can help prevent future occurrences and reduce the risk of complications associated with recurrent episodes.

Side effects are generally mild and temporary, such as soreness at the injection site or a low-grade fever. Serious side effects are rare but should be discussed with your healthcare provider.