Every year, thousands of adults in the U.S. become needlessly ill from infectious diseases. Many adults are hospitalized and some even die from diseases that could be prevented by vaccines.
Common adult vaccinations include those against influenza, shingles, tetanus, and pneumonia. The specific vaccines adults need are determined by factors such as age, lifestyle, risk conditions, locations of travel and previous vaccines.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) strongly suggests that all adults to be up to date on vaccines recommended for them.