Vaccines for Health Care Workers

It’s important for health care workers to stay on top of their vaccines. When you work directly with patients or handle body fluids, you’re more likely to get — and spread — serious diseases.

If you’re a doctor, nurse, pharmacist, lab technician, or other health care worker, protect yourself and your patients by getting vaccinated.

Which vaccines are recommended for health care workers?

You need to be up to date on routine vaccines recommended for your age, like the chickenpox vaccine. You also need to get a flu shot every year — and you may need additional vaccines, like the hepatitis B vaccine.

To learn more:

Find out which vaccines you need

CDC’s Adult Vaccine Quiz helps you create a list of vaccines you may need based on your age, health conditions, and more.

Take the quiz now!

Get vaccinated

Getting vaccinated is easy. Vaccines are available at the doctor’s office and many pharmacies — and most are covered by insurance.

Find out how to get vaccinated.

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