The following guidelines apply to healthy adults in the general population. The right plan for your care may differ based on your medical history, family history, personal preferences and lifestyle, as well as your physician’s experience.
For men and women ages 19 to 64.
Frequency: one time in place of the Diphtheria/Tetanus booster.
For men and women up to age 65.
Frequency: every ten years.
For men and women age 65 or over.
Frequency: single vaccination only.
Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) Vaccine
Gardisil for cervical cancer, for all females between the ages of 11 and 26.
Frequency: one series of three vaccines.
Influenza (Flu) Vaccine
For high risk adults of any age with diabetes or heart, lung, kidney, or immune disease – annually.
For all adults age 50 and older – annually.
For any adult desiring immunization, regardless of age – annually.
Pneumococcal (Pneumonia) Vaccine
For adults age 65 and over who are at average risk – Initial vaccination, no revaccination required.
For high-risk adults of any age with diabetes, cancer, or heart, lung, or immune disease – Initial vaccination, with single revaccination 5 years later.
Varicella/Zoster Vaccine (for Shingles)
For adults age 60 and older.
Frequency: Single vaccination; no revaccination required.
Other Vaccines that you may need:
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- Meningococcal (Meningitis)
Talk with our Family Medicine Provider, Alison Shepherd, MSN, APRN, about which immunizations and frequency might be right for you, and learn what types of tests are covered by your insurance.