Adult Vaccination: New Guidelines

New Adult Vaccination Schedule Includes Protection From Shingles

By Miranda Hitti
WebMD Health News

Reviewed By Michael W. Smith, MD

Oct. 19, 2007 -- The CDC has updated its adult vaccination schedule.

Changes to the adult vaccination schedule include:

Of course, those aren't the only vaccines that are recommended for adults. The full list includes:

Talk to your doctor to see which vaccines you need.

The CDC's latest adult vaccination schedule is endorsed by the American College of Physicians.

The full schedule of recommended vaccinations for adults appears on the CDC's web site, in the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, and in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

SOURCES: CDC, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, Oct. 19, 2007; vol 56: pp Q1-Q4. CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, Annals of Internal Medicine, Oct. 18, 2007; online edition. Poland, G. Annals of Internal Medicine, Oct. 18, 2007; online edition. CDC: "Adult Immunization Schedule." News release, American College of Physicians.

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