Adults remember to get vaccinated and #keephealthy

Vaccines aren’t just for kids. Adults need them too. That’s because vaccines are an important step in protecting adults against serious, sometimes deadly, diseases. Find out what vaccinations are recommended for adults and read on to learn why you never outgrow the need for vaccines.

Why should I get vaccinated?
All adults need vaccines to stay healthy. Getting vaccinated is one of the best ways to protect yourself and the people around you from serious diseases. Some vaccines you received as a child may wear off over time. Your age, job, hobbies, travel, or health conditions may also place you at risk for vaccine-preventable diseases.

What vaccines do I need?
Talk to your health care provider about which vaccines are right for you. Seniors 65 years and older should discuss receiving the pneumococcal vaccine to protect them from pneumococcal pneumonia, the most common type of pneumonia. Here is a full list of recommended adult vaccines.

You can also take the adult vaccine quiz to get a customized printout of recommended vaccines.

Does the Health Department offer vaccines for adults?

Yes. Eligible adults can receive the following vaccines through our immunization clinics in White Plains and Yonkers:

  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • HPV (Gardasil)
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR)
  • Meningococcal Disease (including Men B)
  • Pneumococcal Disease (including 13 and 23)
  • Tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis  (Tdap)

Please call 914-995-5800 to see if you meet eligibility requirements for vaccination and to make an appointment.