Infants and Children
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has published easy-to read downloadable immunization schedules.
Teenagers and Young Adults
Information about recommended vaccines, and the diseases they protect against.
Adults and Seniors
Immunizations for adults and seniors prevent serious illnesses, hospitalizations, and death. These illnesses include:
- Tetanus. You should get a shot every 5 to 10 years.
- Pneumococcal pneumonia, caused by Pneumococcus bacteria. Seniors should get a shot every 5 years.
- Flu, caused by Influenza Virus.
Your doctor will know what you need. Check with him or her. Be sure to keep records of your immunizations.
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) offers the following information regarding flu shots and flu shot safety for pregnant women:
Pregnant? You Need a Flu Shot! (PDF)
Flu Vaccine Safety and Pregnancy
Pregnant Women and Influenza
Expecting mothers who are concerned about the presence of thimerosal (a mercury derivative) in the seasonal flu vaccine can ask their doctor for a "thimerosal-free" flu shot.
Things to know:
For more information, check the following websites:
How Fidelis Care Can Help
Fidelis Care helps to ensure children and adults have access to the immunizations they need. For more information, call us at 1-888-FIDELIS (1-888-343-3547).