Immunizations for Adults

Vaccines and immunizations are not just for kids. Tufts Medical Center Primary Care Physicians and our Physician partners in NEQCA offer the appropriate vaccinations to to our adult patients. Below are the CDC's recommended immunizations for adults over age 19 by age group:

Vaccine down arrow Age Group right arrow 19-21 years 22-26 years 27-49 years 50-59 years 60-64 years ≥ 65 years
Influenza * 1 dose annually
Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (Td/Tdap) * Substitute Tdap for Td once, then Td booster every 10 years
Varicella * 2 doses
Human papillomavirus (HPV) Female * 3 doses        
Human papillomavirus (HPV) Male * 3 doses        
Zoster         1 dose
Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) * 1 or 2 doses depending on indication      
Pneumococcal 13-valent conjugate (PCV13) * 1 dose
Pneumococcal polysaccharide (PPSV23)  1 or 2 doses depending on indication 1 dose
Hepatitis A * 2 or 3 doses depending on indication
Hepatitis B * 3 doses
Meningococcal 4-valent conjugate (MenACWY) or polysaccharide (MPSV4) * 1 or more doses depending on indication
Meningococcal B (MenB) * 2 or 3 doses depending on vaccine
Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) * 1 or 3 doses depending on indication

*Covered by the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program


  Recommended for all persons who meet the age requirement, lack documentation of vaccination, or lack evidence of past infection; zoster vaccine is recommended regardless of past episode of zoster   Recommended for persons with a risk factor (medical, occupational, lifestyle, or other indication)   No recommendation

View the full Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule for 2016 from the CDC >