Get Vaccinated

Have you had your Vaccines? Adults need vaccines too.

Below are a few of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommended immunizations for adults. Be sure to keep track of your immunizations with this Adult-Immunization-Record sheet.

Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (Td, Tdap)

  • For all adults
  • Needed every 10 years
  • Prevents lockjaw, which can come from a cut
  • Tetanus kills about 1 out of 5 people who get it

Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

  • Sexually transmitted virus
  • Commonly leads to cervical cancer
  • All women 19-24 years old

You may need other shots too. People with certain health conditions may also need:

  • MMR (measles, mumps, rubella)
  • Zoster (shingles)
  • Pneumococcal (pneumonia caused by strep bacteria)
  • Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B (liver disease)
  • Meningococcal (meningitis)

For more information, visit Check with your doctor to see if you need these or other adult immunizations. California Health & Wellness Member Services can help you find a doctor, make an appointment or schedule transportation.