Tdap protects against three bacterial diseases: tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis, or whooping cough. All adults need a booster every 10 years. If one has never had the vaccine, or is unsure, a series of three doses is needed. Also may be given at discretion of physician if a wound occurs.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends the routine use of this vaccination for all children, adolescents, and young adults who have not already been infected with chickenpox. Adults also may receive the vaccination… read more
Older adults and adults with serious long-term illnesses should be immunized. Only one dose is needed for lifetime protection… read more
Rubella (German, 3 Day Measles)
All adults, especially young adult women, should be immunized unless they have proof of having had the disease or the immunization. One dose is needed.
Measles (Rubeola, Hard 10 DAY Measles)
All adults, especially young adult women, should be immunized unless they have proof of having had the diseases or previous immunization.
Only one dose is needed if received after 1967 and after age one.
The CDC is now recommending a booster for those adults (particularly college students) who have received only a single dose.
Adults and children with chronic disorders of the cardiovascular or pulmonary systems such as asthma or with chronic metabolic diseases such as diabetes mellitus, kidney dysfunction, anemia or immunosupression. Residents of nursing homes and other chronic-care facilities. Physicians, nurses, and other personnel who have extensive contact with chronically ill people. Healthy individuals over 65 years of age. Persons who wish to reduce their chances of acquiring influenza infection. Persons who provide essential community services (e.g. Fire and Police Department personnel)… read more
In adults, a primary dose is given initially then a booster 6 to 12 months later. In those 2-18 years of age one dose initially followed by a dose in one month and then a booster at 6 to 12 months… read more
Recommended for all adults that fall into any of the high-risk categories. The Hepatitis B virus can be dangerously infectious. There is no cure for the Hepatitis B virus, but there is a highly effective vaccination. A series of three doses is needed… read more
Recommended for all adults who are unsure if they have had the mumps or the immunization. One dose is needed.
Measles, Mumps, & Rubella (MMR)
Immunizations are usually given together so only one injection is needed. If born before 1957, may repeat.
International Travel, Foreign Students, Immigrants, Refugees
The risk for certain diseases depends on where you live and travel. Check with your local health department to find out what immunizations may be needed… read more