1. Playing It Safe


This chart shows vaccine guidelines for persons ages 11 to 26, provided recommended childhood vaccines have already been received. Guidelines may change. For more information and updates on vaccines, contact your doctor or healthcare provider and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at www.cdc.gov/vaccines. Take an online quiz, “What Vaccines do You need?” at www.cdc.gov/VaccineQuiz.htm.

Also, before you travel to other countries, find out if you need certain vaccines. Do this several months before you plan on traveling to allow enough time to get required vaccines. Get information from the CDC Travelers’ Information Line at 877.394.8747 or at the www.cdc.gov/travel Web site. Discuss your needs with your health care provider.