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The Adult Vaccine Assessment Tool


what vaccines do you need

Vaccines are recommended for adults based on age, health conditions, job, and other factors.
No personal information will be retained by CDC. * This vaccine assessment tool applies to adults 19 years and older.


1.  Answer the questions below.
2.  Get a list of vaccines you may need based on your answers.
     (This list may include vaccines you’ve already had).
3.  Discuss the list with your doctor or health care professional.


  1. Are you
  2. Will you be traveling outside the U.S. in the near future?
  3. Do you have a weakened immune system due to illness or medications?
  4. Do you have HIV infection?
  5. Are you a first-year college student who lives in a college dormitory or a new military recruit?
  6. Are you a resident in a nursing home or chronic-care facility?
  7. Do you work with patients in a doctor’s office, hospital, nursing home, or other healthcare setting?
  8. Some of the conditions and behaviors listed below can put you at higher risk of certain infections.
  9. Do you have any of these medical conditions? Check all that apply to you.
  10. Review the items listed below and check those that apply to you:
  11. Have you had the chickenpox disease or received the chickenpox vaccine?

That's it! Just click "My Results" to find out which vaccines you may need.