Recommended routine immunizations in healthy adults at low-risk are as follows:

Diphtheria Tetanus

  • Primary serious for previously unimmunized adults
  • Booster dose every ten years

Herpes zoster (shingles)

  • 60 years of age and older – one dose
  • 50 to 59 years of age – may be given one dose

Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

  • Women up to and including 26 years of age – HPV2, HPV4 or HPV9 vaccine
  • Men up to and including 26 years of age – HPV4 or HPV9 vaccine

Measles, Mumps, Rubella 

  • People born before 1970 are considered immune
  • Travellers may wish to obtain a travel consult to assess their risk
  • All adults are eligible for one dose of the Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccine
  • If vaccine is indicated, pregnant women should be immunized after delivery

Meningococcal conjugate

  • Adults up to and including 24 years of age not immunized in adolescence – one dose

Pertussis

  • One dose of acellular pertussis-containing vaccine (Tdap) in adulthoold (after age 18)
  • Adults who will be in close contact with young infants should be immunized as early as possible

Pneumococcal 23-valent polysaccharide (Pneu-P-23)

  • 65 years of age and older – one dose

Polio

  • Primary serious for previously unimmunized adults when a primary series of tetanus and diphtheria toxoid-containing vaccine is being given or with routine tetanus and diphtheria-toxoid containing vaccine booster doses

Varicella (chickenpox)

  • Susceptible adults up to and including 49 years of age – two doses; if previously received one dose should receive a second dose
  • Known seronegative adults 50 years of age and older – two doses – routine testing is not advised

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