Arizona Immunization Program

Information for Parents & Public


What shots do adults need? And when?
Vaccines for 19 and older What this means for YOU
(tetanus, diphtheria, whooping cough)

Tdap protects against 3 serious and potentially life-threatening diseases: tetanus, diphtheria, and whooping cough (also called pertussis). One dose is needed for all adults.

Whooping cough outbreaks are ongoing in many states. It continues to be seen at increased levels in Arizona.

Pneumococcal All adults 65 years of age and older need one dose of the pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPSV) vaccine to help protect against 23 types of bacteria that cause pneumonia.

Anyone 60 years of age or older should get the shingles vaccine to decrease the chance of them getting shingles, regardless of whether they recall having had chickenpox or not.

(Human Papillomavirus)
This 3-shot vaccine series is recommended for girls and boys. For girls, there are two HPV vaccines named Gardasil® and Cervarix®. Both are safe and effective in preventing cervical cancer in women. For boys, only Gardasil® is licensed to protect against genital warts and other cancers. HPV vaccine is recommended at 11 or 12 years of age, but it’s available for teens and young adults through 26 years of age.
Seasonal flu

The flu is a serious illness. An annual flu vaccination is recommended for all adults as well as anyone 6 months and older.

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