List of Required Vaccinations for Adults

When we were younger, we were given vaccinations in school. Most of us probably think that vaccinations are behind us now that we had taken all the shots back in our school days. That’s not exactly true. Adults need a new set of vaccinations too and here are few reasons why:

  • You might have missed out on some vaccinations when you were younger because certain vaccinations have not been introduced yet back then.
  • Your body’s immunity will fade over time.
  • Depending on your profession, you might be at risk of contact with certain infectious diseases.
  • You are more vulnerable to serious diseases caused by common infections like the flu.

We have listed out the mandatory vaccinations that adults need to get according to age group. However, if you have a certain medical condition, it is best to consult your doctor before taking any vaccinations.

Adult Vaccination Schedule

adult immunization chart

Vaccinations for pregnant women

Immunization and Pregnancy

Vaccinations for travellers (Optional)

  • Rotavirus
  • Typhoid
  • Rabies
  • Japanese Encephalitis (JE)
  • Malaria
  • Yellow fever- all travellers travelling to or from yellow-fever endemic countries
  • Cholera
  • Meningococcal (tetravalent)- all Umrah and Haj pilgrims
  • Lyme disease
  • Tick-borne encephalitis
  • Pneumococcal
  • BCG
  • Influenza

The contents in this article are for general information only. In no way should the information here substitute the advice of a certified medical professional. Always consult your doctor if you have concerns regarding your health.


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Sources: World Health Organization, Academy of Medicine of MalaysiaWebMDAdvisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)

1 thought on “List of Required Vaccinations for Adults”

  1. babylongreece

    You only mentioned required adult vaccination is well know but the problem is where to get and how much it cost.

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