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.
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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.
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.
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.
- Diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- Influenza (flu), including Haemophilus influenza type B
- Measles, mumps and rubella
View the full checklist and schedule for children.
- Chicken pox
- Human papillomavirus (HPV) for men and women who didn’t get it as children
- Influenza (flu)
- Tetanus and diphtheria
View the full checklist and schedule for adults.
Protect Against the Flu
While the flu virus changes every year, a vaccination is still the best way to protect yourself and your family.
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Frequently Asked Questions
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