Adult Vaccination Recommendations

Lifelong Protection Against Preventable Diseases

Stay Up-to-Date with Your Immunizations

Vaccinations aren’t just for children. Adults need them too, for everything from seasonal flu to protection against diseases encountered while traveling or due to age or health conditions. Our clinic provides a comprehensive guide to the vaccinations you need to stay healthy.

Recommended Vaccinations for Adults

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Influenza (annual)

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Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (every 10 years)

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Shingles

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Pneumococcal disease

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RSV vaccination

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And travel-specific vaccines as needed

The Importance of Keeping Vaccinations Up-to-Date

Staying current with your vaccinations protects you and those around you, reducing the spread of diseases and preventing complications in adulthood.

How to Check Your Vaccination Status

Unsure about your current vaccination status? We can help review your health records and recommend any necessary updates.

FAQs for Adult Vaccination Recommendations

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Why do adults need vaccinations?

Adults need vaccinations to protect against diseases that can be serious and even life-threatening. Vaccinations help maintain your health, prevent illness spread in communities, and protect those who are most vulnerable to severe diseases.

Which vaccines are recommended for adults in Canada?

Recommended vaccines for adults in Canada include the flu vaccine (annually), tetanus and diphtheria (every 10 years), shingles, pneumococcal disease for those over 65 or with certain health conditions, and HPV vaccine for adults up to age 45. Your specific needs may vary based on your health, occupation, travel plans, and vaccination history.

Are adult vaccinations covered by Canadian healthcare?

Coverage for adult vaccinations varies by province and territory. Some vaccines, like the annual flu vaccine, may be offered free of charge. Others may require payment or private insurance coverage. Check with your healthcare provider or local public health unit for more information.

How can I find out if I'm up-to-date with my vaccinations?

Schedule an appointment with your healthcare provider or a travel health clinic. They can review your vaccination history and recommend any necessary updates or booster shots based on current Canadian health guidelines.

Can I receive vaccinations if I am pregnant or planning to become pregnant?

Certain vaccinations are recommended for pregnant women to protect both the mother and the unborn child, while others should be avoided during pregnancy. It’s essential to consult with your healthcare provider to determine which vaccines are safe and recommended for you during this time.

Don’t leave your health to chance.

Update your vaccinations to stay protected against preventable diseases.