Shots aren’t just for kids. Some adults assume they don’t need to worry about vaccinations because they got their shots when they were children. However, some adults were never vaccinated as children, or vaccines that are available today weren’t around when they were growing up.
Even if you were fully vaccinated as a child, immunity can begin to fade over time leaving you vulnerable to infection. Depending on your job, lifestyle, travel, health condition, or age you could be at greater risk.
Get the Facts on immunizations! Use the resources below to learn more about vaccination safety, recommended immunizations by age and vaccines for international travel.
Get answers to your questions about vaccine safety from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC). Click here to learn more.
For information on childhood vaccinations visit the “For Parents: Vaccines for Children” page at the CDC.
For information on adult vaccinations visit the “Vaccine Information for Adults” page from the CDC.
Vaccinations and International Travel
Need travel vaccines? Plan ahead by knowing which travel vaccines to get.
If you are planning an international trip and have questions contact the University of Vermont Medical Center International Travel Program.
To make an appointment at the International Travel Program at the UVM Medical Center or to find out more information, call 802-847-4594.
If you have a question or can’t find what you are looking for, contact the Fymoyer Community Health Resource Center at the UVM Medical Center. We can find the information for you or refer you to the best sources. Call us at 847-8821, e-mail us at ResourceCenter@UVMHealth.orgor. Visit us in the 3rd Level of the Main Pavilion at the Medical Center. Our website is www.UVMHealth.org/MedCenterCHRC
Alan P. Lampson, MLS, is the lead at the Frymoyer Community Health Resource Center at the UVM Medical Center.