U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Ghana
A 29-year-old male asked:

At what age should one start adult immunization after the childhood immunization?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Depends on situation: The rather routine adult immunizations include a yearly flu shot, a tetanus shot every 10 years and other specific vaccines based on age or situation. The preferred tetanus shot for a booster now boosts whooping cough & diphtheria & is known as the tdap. Some of my patients have their last tdap ar 17-19 so they would be do for a booster 10 yrs later.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 47 years experience
As needed: The simple answer is whatever is recommended.For example a tetanus booster is every 7-10 years after the last.If you need the pneumonia shot and you are the right age, do it now.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.

Related questions

A male asked:
WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF DTP VACCINE GIVEN TO AN ADULT(50 YRS AGE), HOW TO MANAGE
2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
A 38-year-old member asked:
When a child has immunizations for starting kindergarten, is the tetanus booster one of the shots?
3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
A 18-year-old male asked:
I'm 18 and haven't had a meningitis vaccine in 4 years. Should I get one? Am I at risk at this age?
2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
A 34-year-old female asked:
Can you get meningitis as adult if you had vaccine as a child?
4 doctor answers11 doctors weighed in
Last updated Oct 31, 2018

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.