The TRUTH About Vaccines

Immunizations aren’t just for children and babies. Vaccines prevent serious diseases and protect communities by slowing or stopping outbreaks. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend these shots for different age groups:

ADULTS NEED: A booster shot every 10 years to protect against tetanus and diphtheria. A one-time pneumonia shot (People 65 or older).

TEENS AND PRE-TEENS NEED: Shots at 11 or 12 for protection from tetanus, diphtheria, whooping cough, meningitis and HPV (Human papillomavirus). A booster shot at age 16 to help protect from meningitis.

YOUNG CHILDREN NEED:A series of shots to protect against measles, polio, chicken pox, and hepatitis (Under age 6).

6 MONTHS AND OLDER: Flu Shots are recommended every year.