Adult Immunization Schedule
Vaccines are available for many dangerous or deadly diseases. Over the years, these vaccines have prevented countless cases of disease and saved millions of lives. Infants, children, adolescents, teens and adults need different vaccinations, depending on their age, location, job, lifestyle, travel schedule, health conditions or previous vaccinations. To learn more about vaccines and the diseases they prevent, visit the CDC’s website.
- Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule for ages 19 years or older
- Shingles (Zoster) Vaccine
- CDC recommends that adults 50 years and older get two doses of the shingles vaccine called Shingrix (recombinant zoster vaccine) to prevent shingles and the complications from the disease.
- Adults 19 years and older who have weakened immune systems because of disease or therapy should also get two doses of Shingrix, as they have a higher risk of getting shingles and related complications.
- Meningococcal Vaccine
- CDC recommends routine MenACWY vaccination for:
- All preteens and teens at 11 to 12 years old with a booster dose at 16 years old
- Children and adults at increased risk for meningococcal disease
- CDC recommends routine MenB vaccination for:
- People 10 years or older at increased risk for meningococcal disease
Certain vaccines are safe and recommended for people before, during, and after pregnancy to help keep them and their babies healthy.
Click here to learn more about recommended vaccines for Pregnant people.
Santa Cruz County Public Health does not keep track of immunizations for County residents however your immunizations may be available at the following places:
- Doctor’s Office where you may have received shots.
- Your immunizations may be available in the California Immunization Registry (CAIR) or the Digital Vaccine Record:
- If you still can’t find your records, your doctor may order blood tests (called titers) to see if you are immune to certain vaccine-preventable diseases.
- For more information, visit Locating and Tracking Adult Vaccine Records | CDC