Preventative Vaccinations


Twinrix

Twinrix is a vaccine that provides protection against both hepatitis A and hepatitis B. It may be used for children at least one year old, adolescents and adults.

Hepatitis A

Vaccination for hepatitis A is recommended for all children and adults at risk for infection by this highly contagious virus that causes liver inflammation.

Hepatitis B

Vaccination for hepatitis B is a routine immunization for children and recommended for adults at risk for infection, especially those traveling to contaminated destinations.

Japanese Encephalitis

Japanese encephalitis is a serious viral infection found mostly in rural areas of Asia and spread by mosquito bites. This vaccine is recommended for travelers who will be spending time anywhere the disease is common.

MMR

The MMR vaccine is an immunization against measles, mumps and rubella. It is recommended for children in two doses between 12 and 15 months old and 4 to 6 years old as well as for adults born before 1956 if they have received only one dose.

Meningitis

Meningitis is a serious brain infection that is most common between the ages of 16 and 21. The vaccine is recommended for children 11 to 12 years old, with a booster dose at 16.

Pneumonia

Pneumonia is a common disease that may be fatal in children, older adults and people with weakened immune systems. The vaccine is recommended for children under the age of 5 as well as for anyone at high risk, including those over 65, people with immunocompromising conditions or asthma sufferers.

Polio Injection

Immunization from polio, a viral infection that can cause paralysis, typically takes place during childhood, with doses provided at 2 months, 4 months, 6 to 18 months and 4 to 6 years old. Adults traveling to places where polio is active should receive a precautionary booster dose.

Immune Globulin

Immune globulin is developed from human blood plasma and used for protection after exposure to several contagious diseases. It may also be used to safeguard a fetus in Rh sensitive women or for those with an autoimmune disease.

Menactra

Menactra is a vaccine that can protect against meningitis. It is given as a two-dose series, three months apart, to children as young as 9 months old.

Boostrix

Boostrix is a single-dose vaccine used to prevent tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis in people 65 and over.

PPD Placement

Purified protein derivative (PPD) is a form of skin testing used to diagnose tuberculosis when no symptoms are present.

Rabies IM

Rabies IM is a vaccine to prevent the development of rabies after exposure has occurred, usually following an animal bite.

Gardasil

Females between the ages of 11 and 26 may receive Gardasil for protection from human papillomavius (HPV), which causes genital warts and may lead to cancer. Gardasil can also be administered to males to protect against genital warts.

Zostavax

Shingles is a rash caused by the varicella-zoster virus, which is responsible for chickenpox. Zostavax vaccine is a single-dose injection that can help prevent shingles in adults over the age of 50.

Haemophilus B

Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) is a bacterial disease that can cause meningitis, pneumonia and other serious infections. Vaccination is recommended for children at 2 months, 4 months, 6 months and 12 to 15 months old, as well as for older individuals with immune-compromising conditions.

Diphtheria & Tetanus (dT)

The dT vaccine protects against diphtheria and tetanus and is recommended for children younger than 7. It is an alternative to the DTaP vaccine with no immunization against pertussis.

Typhoid

Typhoid vaccination is necessary for visitors to a country where typhoid commonly occurs. Vaccination should take place at least one week prior to travel.

Varicella

Chickenpox is caused by the varicella-zoster virus and is highly contagious. Vaccination is given between the ages of 12 and 15 months, but older children and adults who have never contracted chickenpox can be vaccinated as well.

Yellow Fever

Yellow fever is a potentially fatal disease transmitted by mosquito bites and common in parts of Africa and South America. Yellow fever vaccine should be received 10 days prior to travel in high-risk areas.

DT Tet Diptox

DT Tet Diptox is a tetanus-diphtheria vaccine for adolescents and adults. It can be used as a booster shot every 10 years or after exposure to tetanus.

Influenza

Influenza is a viral infection that can cause serious illnesses such as pneumonia and bronchitis, especially in those with weakened immune systems. Immunizations are available each year to help prevent infection and are recommended for everyone, particularly those at high risk.

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