Vaccinations: What you need to know at any age

A person gets a free vaccine against bacterial meningitis. (AP File Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Vaccinations are on the minds of many as a measles outbreak has left dozens of people sick in seven states and Mexico after a Disneyland outbreak. If you do plan to protect yourself, your family and others with vaccinations, here is some information you will want to keep handy.

One ways to be prepared is to double check that you're up to date on your vaccinations. Below is a list of the vaccinations recommended by the CDC for each age range.

Also, check out the Texas immunization requirements for schools and child care facilities. Receipt of immunizations may be required for school entry, including for college.

The CDC points out there are certain exemptions that may be made for medical, religious and philosophical grounds, but allowable exemptions and required documentation varies by state. You can check out each state's requirements on the CDC website here.

Though much of the conversation now surrounding vaccinations focuses around infants and school-aged children, getting vaccinated isn't a topic just for the kids. Adults need new vaccinations, too. Are you up-to-date? Check out the information below to see if you are prepared.

**VACCINE/DISEASE KEY (Name of the disease addressed by vaccine)- HepB=Hepatitis B, RV=Rotovirus, DTaP=Pertussis (Whooping Cough), Hib=Haemophilus influenza type b, PCV=Pneumococcus (including PCV13 and PPSV23), IPV=inactivated polio vaccine, MMR=Measles, Mumps and Rubella, HepA=Hepatitis A, Tdap=Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis, MCV4=Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine, HPV=Human Papillomavirus Varicella=Chickenpox

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's 2015 Recommended Immunization for Children from Birth through 6 years old
Birth: HepB
1 month: HepB
2 months: HepB, RV, DTap, Hib, PCV, IPV
4 months: RV, DTaP, Hib, PCV, IPV
6 months: HepB, RV, DTaP, Hib, PCV, IPV, Influenza (yearly)
12 months: HepB, Hib, PCV, IPV, Influenza (yearly), MMR, Varicella, HepA
15 months: HepB, DTaP, Hib, PCV, IPV, Influenza (yearly), MMR, Varicella, HepA
18 months: HepB, DTaP, IPV, Influenza (yearly), HepA
19-23-months: Influenza (yearly), Hepatitis A
2-3 years: Influenza (yearly)
4-6 years: DTaP, IPV, Influenza (yearly), MMR, Varicella

For detailed descriptions and more in-depth information on dosages and more, see the CDC's full immunizations guide for children, also in Spanish.

CDC's 2015 Recommended Immunizations for Children from 7 through 18 years old:
7-10 years: Tdap, MCV4, Influenza (yearly), PCV, HepA vaccine series, HepB vaccine series, IPV series, MMR vaccine series, varicella vaccine series
11-12 years: Tdap, HPV vaccine, MCV4, influenza (yearly), PCV, HepA vaccine series, HepB vaccine series, IPV series, MMR vaccine series, varicella vaccine series
13-18 years: Tdap, HPV vaccine, MCV4, influenza (yearly), PCV, HepA vaccine series, HepB vaccine series, IPV series, MMR vaccine series, varicella vaccine series

For detailed descriptions and more in-depth information on dosages and more, see the CDC's full immunizations guide for pre-teens and teens, also in Spanish.

CDC's 2014 Recommended Immunizations for Adults:
19-21 years: influenza (yearly), Tdap, PCV13, PPSV23, meningococcal, MMR, HPV, varicella, HepA, HepB, Hib
22-26 years: influenza (yearly), Tdap, PCV13, PPSV23, meningococcal, MMR, HPV, varicella, HepA, HepB, Hib
27-49 years: influenza (yearly), Tdap, PCV13, PPSV23, meningococcal, MMR, varicella, HepA, HepB, Hib
50-59 years: influenza (yearly), Tdap, PCV13, PPSV23, meningococcal, MMR, varicella, HepA, HepB, Hib
60-64 years: influenza (yearly), Tdap, shingles, PCV13, meningococcal, varicella, HepA, HepB, Hib
65+ years: influenza (yearly), Tdap, shingles, PCV13, PPSV23, meningococcal, varicella, HepA, HepB, Hib

For detailed descriptions and more in-depth information on dosages, health conditions and more, see the CDC's full immunizations guide for adults, also in Spanish.
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