Ages 19-39 Years: Immunizations

The following immunizations are recommended for women in this age group:

Immunization

 

What and Why

 

When

 

Diphtheria and reduced tetanus toxoids and acellular pertussis vaccine booster (Tdap) or tetanus-diphtheria booster (Td)

 

A shot to immunize against the diseases tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis

 

Substitute one-time dose of Tdap for Td booster shot that is given every 10 years

 

Human papillomavirus vaccine

 

A series of three shots to immunize against certain types of human papillomavirus

 

One series if aged 26 years or younger and not previously immunized

 

Influenza vaccine

 

A shot to help prevent influenza (the flu)

 

Yearly

 

Measles–mumpsĀ­–rubella vaccine

 

 

A shot to immunize against measles, mumps, and rubella

 

If not previously immunized

 

Varicella vaccine

 

A series of two shots to help prevent chickenpox

 

One series if not previously immunized or never had chickenpox

 


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