There exist different outlooks on the need and efficacy of various forms of vaccinations, but here are some generally accepted recommendations. In addition to the vaccinations received during youth, adults should consider the following:

  • A booster shot for tetanus, diphtheria, and whooping cough (pertussis) every ten years (TDAP vaccine)
  • An annual flu shot
  • Before age 26 for the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine
  • At age 50, 2 vaccinations for shingles (herpes zoster)
  • At age 65 pneumonia vaccine

And one month before travel, be vaccinated against local illness and disease concerns.