Ages 19-39 Years: Immunizations

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





What and Why






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 (HPV) vaccine



A series of three shots to immunize against certain types of HPV



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



Influenza vaccine



A shot to help prevent influenza (the flu)






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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