Immunizations are not just for children. Protection from some childhood vaccines can wear off over time. You may also be at risk for vaccine-preventable disease due to your age, job, lifestyle, travel, or health conditions. All adults need immunizations to help them prevent getting and spreading serious diseases that could result in poor health, missed work, medical bills, and not being able to care for family.
Both are laminated and washable for heavy-duty use, complete with essential notes, and printed in color for easy reading. Optimized for tablets and useful on smartphones, the app shows the child, adolescent, and adult vaccines recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices ACIP. This page was reviewed on February 6, Sign up for email newsletter. ACIP Recommendations. Package Inserts.
The immunization of an adult depends on the previous immunization received in childhood. Unlike the Pediatric Immunization Guidelines, given by the Indian Academy of Pediatrics and the National Immunization Programs,[ 1 , 2 ] the guidelines for vaccination in healthy adults vary from region to region. Hepatitis B vaccine is a recombinant vaccine. Plasma- derived vaccine is not used due to risk of transmission of infections.
Always make recommendations by determining needed vaccines based on age Table 1 , assessing for medical conditions and other indications Table 2 , and reviewing special situations Notes. Get Email Updates. Download Schedules App.