It isn’t hard to figure out how to catch-up kids when they fall behind on their vaccines.
After all, the CDC publishes catch-up immunizations schedules for both younger kids and teens.
Catch-Up Immunization Plans for Adults
What happens when an unvaccinated adult needs to get caught up?
They essentially follow the catch-up immunization plan for teens, with a few exceptions:
- the polio vaccine isn’t typically given to teens over age 18
- the HPV vaccines aren’t typically given to young adults over age 26, although they are now approved to be given through age 45 years
- Hib and Prevnar are only typically given to adults with specific conditions that put them at high risk for disease
Are you an adult that needs to get caught up because you have never been vaccinated, your parents skipped or delayed some vaccines, or you lost your immunization records?
Get caught up! It’s likely easier than you think.
More on Catch-Up Immunization Plans for Adults
- Guidance for Catch-Up of a Vaccine Series in Adults
- Recommended Immunization Schedule for Adults Aged 19 Years or Older, United States, 2018
- Vaccine Information for Adults
- Vaccines for Adults
- Growing Up Unvaccinated
- Is my unvaccinated family putting my child at risk?
- Are you an unvaccinated adult? Here’s what you need to know about catching up
- Thousands of unvaccinated adults die each year from preventable diseases in the U.S.