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Each year, scientific and medical experts review and update the U.S.-recommended immunization schedule for adults based on the latest research on how to control vaccine-preventable diseases.
Changes in the 2013 recommendations reflect research that shows the best way to protect you and young, vulnerable children around you.
Take a look at the following updates; one or more may apply to you.
CDC now recommends two kinds of pneumococcal vaccines for adults.
Throughout your adult life, you need immunizations to get and maintain protection against vaccine-preventable diseases such as shingles, seasonal flu, hepatitis, and human papillomavirus (HPV). Take this simple quiz to find out which vaccines you might need. Check with your doctor about which vaccines are right for you.
If you are going to travel internationally, you might need additional vaccines. See this vaccinations and travel checklist.
Last syndicated: January 15, 2014
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