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Immunizations

Give It A Shot: Stay Up-to-Date on Immunizations

Whether you’re 1 or 81, immunizations can help you stay healthy and protect you from common diseases. They can also protect against serious illnesses such as measles, mumps, tetanus, chicken pox, meningitis and several types of cancer.

Did You Know?

Annual exams and immunizations may be covered 100 percent – at no charge – with most health plans. Check with your insurance provider to find out what your plan covers.

Why Immunize?

Immunizations stop disease in its tracks – preventing illness and saving millions of lives every year. They’re proven to be one of the best ways to protect yourself, your family, and those around you from infectious disease.

Even though some diseases such as polio and rubella are now rare due to vaccinations, it’s still important to continue immunizing until they are completely eliminated.

You can rest assured knowing that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) take many steps to make sure that vaccinations are safe and effective. The CDC also reports that there is absolutely no link between vaccines and autism.

What Vaccines Do I Need?

Understanding which vaccinations you need can be confusing because it varies according to age. Find quick and simple answers in our helpful guides for each age group. For more detailed information, view the checklists below.

Children 0 – 6

Children 0 – 6

  • Diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Influenza (flu), including Haemophilus influenza type B
  • Measles, mumps and rubella
  • Pneumococcal
  • Polio
  • Rotavirus

View the full checklist and schedule for children from birth to 6 years old.

Children 7 – 22

Children 7 – 22

  • Chicken pox
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV)
  • Influenza (flu)
  • Meningitis
  • Tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (Tdap)

View the full checklist and schedule for children ages 7 – 22.

Adults 23 & Older

Adults 23 & Older

  • Chicken pox
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV) for men and women who didn’t get it as children
  • Influenza (flu)
  • Pneumonia
  • Shingles
  • Tetanus and diphtheria

View the full checklist and schedule for adults ages 23 and older.

Frequently Asked Questions

To learn more about immunizations, view frequently asked questions about:

You can also discover more about immunizations in our health library.

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To get up-to-date on your immunizations, call your provider or find one near you.

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