For HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL (HCP)
The following table provides information for all routinely recommended vaccines for adults.
|Chickenpox||The chickenpox (varicella) vaccine helps prevent chicken pox. People born in the United States before 1980 are considered to be immune to chickenpox.|
Who should get the chickenpox vaccine (if no evidence of immunity):
Who should not get the chickenpox vaccine:
Go to https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/vis/vis-statements/varicella.pdf for information about chickenpox and chickenpox (varicella) vaccine.
|Hepatitis A||Hepatitis A vaccine helps prevent hepatitis A virus infection. Hepatitis A can cause jaundice, diarrhea, fever, and weakness that can be severe.|
Who should get the hepatitis A vaccine:
*Go to https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/diseases for a list of countries where hepatitis A is common.
Go to https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/vis/vis-statements/hep-a.pdf for information about hepatitis A disease and hepatitis A vaccine.
|Hepatitis B||Hepatitis B vaccine helps prevent hepatitis B virus infection. Hepatitis B virus infection can cause liver disease and liver cancer.|
Who should get the hepatitis B vaccine:
*Go to https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/diseases for a list of countries where hepatitis B is common.
Go to https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/vis/vis-statements/hep-b.pdf for information about hepatitis B disease and hepatitis B vaccine.
|Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)||Hib (Haemophilus influenzae type b) vaccine helps prevent a serious infection of the throat, lungs and covering of the brain.|
Who should get the Hib vaccine:
Go to https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/vis/vis-statements/hib.pdf for information about Haemophilus influenzae type b and Hib vaccine.
|HPV - Human Papillomavirus||Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine helps prevent infections that lead to cancers of the cervix, penis, and anus. Some HPV infections cause genital warts.|
Who should get the HPV vaccine:
Go to https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/vis/vis-statements/hpv.pdf for information about HPV and HPV vaccine.
|Seasonal Flu (Influenza)||Adults should get the flu vaccine every year to help prevent getting influenza and spreading it to other people. Influenza is a respiratory infection that can result in serious illnesses and complications. |
Who should get the flu vaccine:
Who should not get the flu vaccine:
Go to https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/vis/vis-statements/flulive.pdf and https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/vis/vis-statements/flu.pdf for information about influenza and flu vaccine.
|Meningococcal||Meningococcal vaccines help prevent serious and even life-threatening infections of the blood or covering of the brain.|
There are two types of meningococcal vaccine- MenACWY and MenB. People should talk with their health care professional to determine which vaccine(s) they need and when to get them.
Who should get both MenACWY and MenB vaccines:
*Go to https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/diseases for a list of countries where meningococcal disease is common.
Go to https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/vis/vis-statements/mening.pdf for information about meningococcal disease and meningococcal vaccines.
|MMR - Measles-mumps-rubella||The MMR vaccine helps prevent measles, mumps and rubella. These diseases can cause serious illness, complications, or death. People born in the U.S. before 1957 are considered to be immune. |
Who should get the MMR vaccine (if no evidence of immunity):
Go to https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/vis/vis-statements/mmr.pdf for information about measles, mumps, and rubella and MMR vaccine.
|Pneumococcal||Pneumococcal vaccines help prevent serious and even life-threatening infections of the lungs, blood, or covering of the brain. |
Adults need two types of pneumococcal vaccine—PCV13 and PPSV23. They should talk with their health care professional to determine when to get these vaccines.
Who should get the pneumococcal vaccine:
Go to https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/vis/vis-statements/pcv13.pdf and https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/vis/vis-statements/ppv.pdf for information about pneumococcal disease and pneumococcal vaccines.
|Tdap - Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis (Tdap)||Tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis vaccine (Tdap) helps protect against tetanus (lockjaw), diphtheria (a severe infection of the nose, throat, or airway), and pertussis (whooping cough). People need 1 dose of Tdap in a lifetime except for pregnant women (see below).|
Who should get the Tdap vaccine:
Go to https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/vis/vis-statements/td-tdap.pdf for information about tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis and Td and Tdap vaccines.
|Td - Tetanus and diphtheria||Tetanus and diphtheria vaccine (Td) protects against tetanus (lockjaw) and diphtheria (a severe infection of the nose, throat, or airway).|
Who should get the Td vaccine:
|Zoster (Shingles)||Shingles (zoster) vaccine helps prevent shingles and the severe pain that may remain after the rash goes away. Shingles can lead to complications involving the eye, pneumonia, inflammation of the brain, and other conditions.|
Two shingles vaccines are available—the new recombinant zoster vaccine (RZV) and zoster vaccine live (ZVL).
Who should get the shingles vaccine (RZV or ZVL):
Go to https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/vis/vis-statements/shingles.pdf for information about shingles and shingles vaccines.
To access the recommended adult immunization schedule and a table listing main contraindications, go to https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/hcp/adult.html
Vaccine Information Statements (VISs) for each of the vaccines are available at https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/vis/index.html.
Information on travel vaccine requirements and recommendations (hepatitis A and B, meningococcal, and other vaccines) are available at https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/list/.
The latest versions of individual vaccine recommendations can be found at https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/acip-recs/index.html.