New adult vaccination guidelines

The Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices (ACIP) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have just released an updated vaccination schedule for adults.

I’ve included the schedule and accompanying information from the CDC’s website at the end of this post.

You can also print it out to take to your primary care provider.

Related post: Adults need vaccinations, too!

It’s color coded to make it easier to follow the recommendations, and I think it’s an improvement over last year’s chart.

A yellow row/column means the vaccine is recommended for everybody in that age group; purple indicates the vaccine is for people with specific risk factors.

If you have an ACA-compliant health insurance plan, most vaccinations should be covered without cost sharing (copays or deductibles) as a preventive health benefit.

But, as always, check with your insurance company first.

Sláinte,

Frugal Nurse

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