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National Immunization Awareness Month
We all need immunizations (also called shots or vaccinations) to help protect us from serious diseases. These aren’t only for children and teens —adults need them too! National Immunization Awareness Month is a great time to learn more about vaccines and remind family, friends, and coworkers to stay up to date on their shots.
Shots can prevent serious diseases such as the flu, measles, and pneumonia. It’s important to know which shots you need and when to get them.
Everyone age 6 months and older needs to get a flu vaccine every year. Other shots work best when they are given at certain ages.
If you have a child age 6 or younger, find out which shots your child needs.
Find out which shots adults and teenagers need.
Use this chart for adults to see if you are up to date on your shots [PDF – 156 KB].
- If you are pregnant, check out this recommended immunization schedule [PDF – 188 KB].
Talk with your health care professional to learn which vaccines are right for you based on your age, health, job, lifestyle, and other factors.
Immunization Life Course Chart Adults (PDF format)
Flu Shots poster (PDF format)