Immunizations & Vaccinations, facts and information you should be aware of:
|Immunizations for Shingles, Meningitis, HPV & Cervical cancer prevention, Pneumonia, Tetanus & Pertussis:
Immunization policies have primarily been directed towards vaccinating infants, children, and adolescents. Although vaccination is routine in pediatric practice, it is not commonplace in the practice of physicians who treat adults.
The widespread implementation of childhood vaccination programs has substantially reduced the occurrence of many vaccine-preventable diseases. However, successful childhood vaccination alone will not eliminate specific disease problems. A substantial proportion of the remaining morbidity and mortality from vaccine-preventable diseases presently occurs among older adolescents and adults. Persons who escaped natural infection or were not vaccinated with toxoids or vaccines against diphtheria, tetanus, measles, mumps, rubella, and poliomyelitis may be at risk of these diseases and their complications.
Tdap - Adacel vaccine is indicated for active booster immunization for the prevention of tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis as a single dose in persons 11 to 64 years of age.
MMR II - It is a live virus vaccine given to people 1 year old or older. It works by helping the immune system protect you or your child from getting measles, mumps or rubella.
Gardasil - A vaccine used for girls and women 9 to 26 years of age to help protect against the following diseases caused by Human Papillomavirus (HPV):
Cervical cancer, vulvar and vaginal cancers, anal cancer, genital warts, pre-cancerous cervical, vaginal, vulvar and anal lesions.
A vaccine used for boys and men 9 to 26 years of age to help protect against the following diseased caused by (HPV):
Anal cancer, genital warts and pre-cancerous anal lesions.
Pneumovax 23 - It is a vaccine that helps you from infection by certain germs or bacteria which are called pneumococcus. Pneumovax is for people 50 years of age and older. Also for 2 years of age and older if they have certain medical conditions that put them at increased risk for infection.
Tuberculin PPD - (TB Tine test) Administered intradermally as an aid in the diagnosis of Tuberculosis.
Menactra - Meningitis prevention - This vaccine is indicated for active immunization to prevent invasive meningococcal disease caused by N meningitides serogroups A, C, Y and W-135. Menactra.
Zostavax - Shingles prevention - The same virus that causes chickenpox also causes Shingles. The virus stays in your body and can later resurface as Shingles - a painful, blistering rash. This is a vaccine used for adults 50 years of age or older to prevent Shingles (also known as zoster).
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