Gardasil™ vaccine helps protect against some cervical cancers caused by Human Papilomavirus (HPV). Three doses are recommended for full benefits. All girls and women ages 9 to 26 should be vaccinated with a three dose series of Gardasil™. For More Information.
- Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B
Hepatitis A is a liver disease that can cause nausea, vomiting, and many other more serious conditions. It is spread by consuming contaminated food or water, and through contact with infected animals and humans. It is not a lifelong disease.
Hepatitis B is a serious viral disease that attacks the liver. The hepatitis B virus can cause liver damage, liver cancer, and possible death. It is spread by contact with blood or body fluids. Both vaccines are recommended for people with high risk lifestyles and people whose employment or travel takes them to infected areas. For More Information.
Seasonal influenza causes fever, cough, sore throat, chills, headache, and muscle aches. Flu shots are typically given in the fall. The best time to receive a flu shot is as soon as the vaccine becomes available, but flu shots will be effective during the later part of flu season if received through January. For More Information.
The meningococcal bacteria cause a rare, but potentially fatal disease that causes meningitis which is inflammation of the membranes that cover the brain and spinal cord. Infection can lead to death within 24 to 48 hours, or cause permanent disabilities. The bacteria are mainly spread through the exchange of respiratory and throat secretions. People living or working in close quarters should consider receiving the vaccine. For More Information.
Pneumococcal disease can cause serious or fatal infections of the lungs, blood, and brain. This vaccine can be received at any time of the year. It is recommended for all adults age 65 and over, or any adult with health conditions such as diabetes or lung disease. For More Information.
Tdap offers protection from tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough) all in one vaccine. Tdap is recommended for adults who have never had Tdap, adults 65 and older who expect to have close contact with an infant younger than 12 months, healthcare workers under 65 who have direct patient contact, and new mothers who have never gotten Tdap should receive a dose as soon as possible after delivery. For More Information.
- Whooping Cough
Whooping Cough, also known as Pertussis, is a highly contagious respiratory disease. It causes uncontrollable, violent coughing fits making it difficult to breathe. This disease is sometimes mistaken for a regular cold, but can last for weeks or months without realizing that it is Pertussis. The Tdap booster is recommended for healthy adults age 19 and older every 10 years. If you’re in need of a tetanus booster, ask for Tdap instead. For More Information.
Zostavax™ is given to prevent shingles for adults age 60 or older. Shingles is a rash that will often blister and can be very painful. Risk for getting Shingles begins to rise around age 50. It is a one-time vaccination and can be received up to any age. For More Information.
- Japanese Encephalitis
Japanese Encephalitis is a serious infection spread via the bite of infected mosquitoes, and occurs mainly in rural parts of Asia. The vaccine is recommended for travelers to Asia. For More Information.
- Typhoid Vaccine
Typhoid comes from food or water contaminated with bacteria called Salmonella Typhi. While not common in the U.S., typhoid strikes about 21 million people a year around the world and kills about 200,000 annually. Typhoid vaccine is recommended for travelers to parts of the world where typhoid is common, people in close contact with a typhoid carrier, and lab workers who work with Salmonella Typhi bacteria. For More Information.