Adult Immunization Program

Adult Immunization Bar

Adults often think immunizations are only for children or are not aware that adult immunizations exist. They may think immunizations are too expensive or that they are protected for life after receiving their childhood doses. However, due to occupational exposure, travel, and increased risk factors that come with age, protection from immunization becomes increasingly critical for one’s own health. Additionally, immunizations serve to protect others from contracting and transmitting these vaccine-preventable diseases. It is essential for adults to remain caught up on their immunizations and boosters.

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Adult FAQs 

Adult Immunization Schedule
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule for ages 19 or older by age, medical conditions, and other indications - 2020.

General Information

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Additional Information

Herpes zoster (Shingles) immunization

  • Information on the shingles immunization.

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccination

  • Information on the crucial adolescent HPV immunization series.

CDC AdultVaxView

  • Information on vaccine coverage in the United States.

Pregnancy-Related Information

Before, during, and after pregnancy, it is important for a mother to be aware of which immunizations she needs in order to protect the wellbeing of herself and her child.

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Additional Information

Global Migration and Travel Information

Traveling can be an adventure, but one can be exposed to various vaccine-preventable diseases. When traveling it is important to be aware of what immunizations are necessary to be protected from these diseases that one might be exposed.

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The Adult Safety Net (ASN) Program

The ASN Program provides low-cost immunizations to persons 19 of age and older who do not have health insurance.

Adult Safety Net


Vaccine Information for Adults

Which vaccines do you need?

CDC’S Manual for the Surveillance of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Vaccines and Immunizations

National Foundation for Infectious Diseases

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

For more information, contact the DSHS Immunization Unit at (800) 252-9152 or 

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Last updated December 14, 2021