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Vaccine Schedule for Adults

Meningococcal Vaccine Schedule

How it is given: By injection.

How often/when to get it: One-time immunization, typically in adolescence, with boosters as recommended by doctor.

Who should get it? Adults who have not been vaccinated should receive the vaccination if they:

  • Are a college freshman living in a dormitory
  • Are a military recruit
  • Have a damaged spleen or their spleen has been removed
  • Have terminal complement deficiency
  • Are a microbiologist routinely exposed to Neisseria meningitidis (the bacterium that causes meningitis)
  • Are traveling to or living in countries in which the disease is common

 

Shingles Vaccine Schedule

How it is given: By injection.

How often/when to get it: Once, at age 60 or later.

Who should get it? All people age 60 or older unless they have health problems or receive medications or treatments that affect the body’s ability to fight infection.

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WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by David T. Derrer, MD on March 21, 2013

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