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Sunday, January 10, 2016

Flu, Measles, Meningitis, Pneumonia and Shingles vaccines

Flu shots are in!
Please come in for your flu shot, It is important!   no appointment necessary.
Who should receive MMR boosters?
If you are born between January 1st 1956 to December 31st 1998 and not sure if you have had two doses of vaccines against measles, you will qualify for a booster dose. 
Who should receive meningococcal vaccines?
All adolescents age 11–12 years
All previously unvaccinated adolescents age 13 through 18 years
All previously unvaccinated first-year college students age 19 through 21 years who are or will be living in a residence hall
Who should receive the Shingles Vaccine?
Zostavax™ is recommended for the prevention of herpes zoster and its complications in persons 60 years and older without contraindications (NACI recommendation A, good).
Who should receive Pneumonia vaccines?PCV13 and PPSV23 (Prevnar 13 and Pneumovax 23)

The ACIP recommends that both PCV13 and PPSV23 be given sequentially to all adults aged ≥65 years and to adults of any age who have the underlying conditions.
All adults age 65 years and older.  
Any adult with chronic illness (hypertension is excluded)