Elderly couple planning

The 2022 ACIP Recommended Immunization Schedules were released this week. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated versions of the recommended U.S. immunization schedules for children, teens and adults. Several additional formats of the schedules, including parent-friendly versions, are available on the newly redesigned and improved CDC Immunization Schedules website.

Adults need to keep their vaccinations up to date because immunity from childhood vaccines can wear off over time. You are also at risk for different diseases as an adult. Vaccination is one of the most convenient and safest preventive care measures available. As a reminder, all adults are recommended to receive:

Individuals may need other vaccines based on age, health conditions, job, lifestyle or travel habits. Learn more about what other vaccines may be recommended and encourage your family members, friends and patients to talk with their healthcare professional about which vaccines are right for them.