You may not realize you need vaccines throughout your adult life. Even if you received the vaccines you needed as a child, the protection from some vaccines can wear off. The vaccines recommended for you are based on your age, health condition, job, lifestyle, or travel habits.
What Vaccines are Recommended for You?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides vaccine recommendations based on age, and medical conditions. Learn more about the different immunizations supported for adults here: Adult Immunization Schedule
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommends that everyone ages 5 and older receives a COVID-19 vaccine. COVID-19 vaccines may be administered on the same day as other immunizations. To find a COVID-19 vaccine near you, please visit Colusa County Public Health’s Vaccine Clinic webpage, or Vaccines.gov
Who Should Not Be Vaccinated
Adults with specific health conditions should not receive certain vaccines or should wait to get them. Read more here: Who Should NOT Get Vaccinated with These Vaccines
In order to know which vaccines you need as an adult, it is important to have an up-to-date copy of your immunization record. If you cannot find your vaccination record, there are a few ways you can locate them. If you received your immunizations in California, you can submit an Authorization to Release Healthcare Information form through the California Immunization Registry (CAIR). The CDC also provides a list of places where you can find your vaccine records: How to Locate Vaccine Records
After reviewing which vaccines you have received, it is important to know which immunizations you should get. The CDC provides a resource to help you find out what vaccines you may need: The Adult Vaccine Assessment Tool
Our Best Shot: The Importance of Vaccines for Older Adults
Description: An overview of how vaccines work, highlights the importance of vaccination, debunks common myths and misconceptions, addresses the need for vaccination later in life, encourages communication with health care professionals, and reminds older adults of their influential role in increasing the immunity of their families and social circles.