Adults 19 years and older

Immunization Information for Adults
Immunization Schedules

Immunization schedule for adults (English)

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Learn More about Shingles (Herpes Zoster) Vaccination
Shingles, also known as zoster or herpes zoster, is a painful skin rash caused by the varicella zoster virus, the same virus that causes chickenpox. If you’ve had chickenpox, you are at risk of getting shingles.

CDC recommends that adults 60 years old or older receive one dose of the shingles vaccine. The vaccine reduces the risk of developing shingles and the complications caused by the disease.

Click on the flyer below to learn more about shingles (herpes zoster) and how to protect yourself.
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Get the new shingles vaccine
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Vaccines for Adults 60 Years and Older
As we get older, our immune systems tend to weaken over time, putting us at higher risk for certain diseases.

Elderly African American couple Older adults should get:

Talk with your doctor or other healthcare professional to find out which vaccines are recommended for you at your next medical appointment.
Are You Pregnant or Thinking About Becoming Pregnant?
Vaccinations Before, During and After Pregnancy

CDC has guidelines for the vaccines you need before, during, and after pregnancy. Some vaccines, such as the measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccine, should be given a month or more before pregnancy. You should get the Tdap vaccine (to help protect against whooping cough), during your pregnancy. Other vaccines, like the flu shot, can be given before or during pregnancy, depending on whether or not it is flu season when you’re pregnant. It is safe for you to receive vaccines right after giving birth, even while you are breastfeeding. Be sure to discuss each vaccine with your healthcare professional before getting vaccinated.

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Preventing Hepatitis B Transmission to Your Baby

Hepatitis B is a serious liver disease caused by a virus.
You can contract hepatitis B through contact with blood or body fluids. Talk to your doctor about getting tested for hepatitis B during your pregnancy.

Pregnant people can pass hepatitis B to their baby during birth. This is called perinatal transmission.

To help prevent your baby from getting hepatitis B you should make sure your baby is fully vaccinated against hepatitis B, with the first shot given right after birth.

Click HERE to learn more about perinatal hepatitis B.
Health Insurance Information
Covered California is the place where Californians can get brand-name health insurance under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. It’s the only place to get federal premium assistance to help you buy private insurance from companies. That means you may qualify for a discount on private insurance, or get health insurance through the state’s Medi-Cal program. Either way, you’ll get great health coverage.

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Content last updated: February 7, 2019