Children aren't the only ones who need vaccines. Adults need boosters because protection from some childhood vaccines can wear off. Adults also need protection against different diseases, like shingles, and a yearly flu shot.
All adults need a dose of the Td or Tdap vaccine and a yearly flu shot. Depending on your age, health conditions, job, and lifestyle, you might need other vaccines too.
For childcare workers and volunteers: As of July 2019, all employees and volunteers at child care centers in Washington must provide immunization records showing they have received the MMR vaccine or have proof of immunity. Learn more about this law from the Washington State Department of Health, or find out how to access the MMR vaccine for free if you work or volunteer in a child care setting.
Talk to your health care provider about getting the vaccines you need during your next office visit.
If you're traveling, you might need additional vaccines. We do not provide travel vaccines. Visit your health care provider or a travel medicine specialist to get the shots you need. Visit the CDC to learn more about travel vaccines.
If you are vising multiple countries or have a pre-existing health condition, you may need to see a travel medicine specialist. To find local travel medicine specialists, visit the Global Clinic Directory.
If a yellow fever shot is recommended or required, you will need to visit an authorized yellow fever vaccine clinic. To find a local clinic, visit the Global Clinic Directory or the CDC yellow fever vaccination clinics page.
There are a few ways to access your immunization information: