Vaccinations are often discussed as something relating to children or travelers, but all adults need to be immunized appropriately, too.
If you’re 19 years old or older, talk to your doctor about the following immunizations:
Seasonal flu (influenza)
Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) or TD (tetanus, diphtheria)
MMR (measles, mumps, rubella)
HPV (human papillomavirus)— for those ages 19-26
Meningitis (meningococcal) Varicella—for those born after 1980 and not previously vaccinated
If you’re age 50 or older, ask about these immunizations:
Shingles (herpes zoster)
If it has been years or even decades since you were last immunized, ask your physician about which immunizations you may need.