Getting regular checkups, preventive screening tests, and immunizations are among the most important things you can do for yourself. Review the following guidelines for immunizations and use the charts to remind yourself of when you need to see your doctor.

 Immunization Guidelines for Women

 

   
19-49
years
 
50-64
years
 
≥65
years

Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis
(Td/Tdap) 
 
1 Td booster dose (every 10 years) (1)
   
 
Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
 
3 doses
(females 11-26 years) (1)
   
 
Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)
 
1 or 2 doses (2 doses if born in 1957 or later) (1)
 
1 dose (2)
 
 
Varicella (Chickenpox)
 
2 doses (1)
   
 
Zoster (Shingles)
     
1 dose
 
Influenza
 
1 dose (every year) (2)
 
1 dose (every year) (1)
 
1 dose (every year) (1)
 
Pneumococcal (PPV)
 
1 – 2 doses (one-time only revaccination with at least 5 years between doses) (2)
 

 
1 dose (5 years or more since last dose) (1)
 
Hepatitis A
 
2 doses (2)
   
 
Hepatitis B
 
3 doses (2)
   
 
Meningococcal
 
1 or more doses (based on age, risk conditions and vaccine type) (2)
 

 
 
1 - Vaccines recommended for all adults in these age groups who have no evidence of immunity
2 - Vaccines recommended for adults with medical, job-related, lifestyle or other conditions that put them at higher risk