What additional vaccines should I be aware of?
Some vaccines may be needed for travel or work in certain fields.
The vaccines you may need will depend on where you are traveling. Some travel vaccines are a series of several doses for the greatest protection, so be sure to plan ahead. Regardless of where you travel, you should make sure you are up to date on all your routine vaccines.
People who work in healthcare fields may need certain vaccines, including:
- Influenza (every year)
- Hepatitis B
- MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella)
- Chickenpox (varicella)
- Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis)
Depending on the state you live in or your employer, you may have additional vaccination requirements.
|If you…||You may need the…|
|Smoke cigarettes||Pneumococcal vaccines|
|Were born out of the U.S.||Hepatitis A vaccines|
|Are a man who has sex with men||Hepatitis A and B vaccines, and/or HPV vaccine|
|Use non-prescription drugs (including injectable drugs)||Hepatitis A and B vaccines|
|Experiencing homelessness||Hepatitis A and B vaccines|
Take the CDC’s Adult Vaccine Quiz to find out what vaccines you may need.
Always talk to your healthcare provider about what vaccines your family needs.
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