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    Immunizations Across the Lifespan

    Why Immunize?

    Vaccines are widely and routinely administered on the principle that it is better to keep people from falling sick than to treat them once they are sick. Vaccines have saved countless lives, prevented untold illness and, thereby, enriched the health of everyone in our society. The benefits of widespread use of vaccines by the end of the 1900s were so significant in diminishing pain and suffering from vaccine-preventable disease that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) cited vaccination as the number one public health achievement of the 20th century.

    It is important that we, as a society, continue to protect the health of our generation and following generations by using life-saving vaccines. To do that, we must ensure that everyone, young and old, the haves and have-nots, receive all needed immunizations. Immunizations are and will continue to be one of the pillars upon which society builds good public health.

    Infants and Children

    Use this CDC website for specific information regarding the following immunizations for infants and children.

    Recommended Immunizations

    • Hepatitis B
    • Rotavirus
    • DTaP
    • Haemophilus Influenzae type B (Hib)
    • Pneumoccocal (PCV)
    • Polio
    • Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) or (MMRV)
    • Meningococcal
    • Varicella
    • Hepatitis A
    • Influenza (annually)
      There are several types of influenza vaccine of either:
      • Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccine (select populations) 
      • Inactivated Influenza Vaccine (most populations)

    Please discuss these recommended immunizations with your primary care provider.

    Adolescents

    Use this CDC website for specific information regarding each of the recommended vaccines.

    Recommended Immunizations

    • Tdap
    • HPV
    • Meningococcal
    • Influenza (annually)
      There are two types of influenza vaccine:
      Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccine (select populations)
      Trivalent Inactivated Influenza Vaccine (most populations)

    If not already received by age 6:

    • Hepatitis B
    • Polio
    • Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)
    • Varicella

    If high-risk:

    • Pneumoccocal (PPSV)
    • Hepatitis A

    Please discuss recommended immunizations with your primary care provider.

    College Specific

    Use this CDC website for specific information regarding each of the recommended immunizations.

    Recommended Immunizations

    • Tetanus diphtheria (Td) (every 10 years)
    • Tdap (one dose in place of the Td booster)
    • Influenza (annually)
      There are two types of influenza vaccine:
      • Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccine (select populations) 
      • Inactivated Influenza Vaccine (most populations)

    If not already received in childhood/adolescence:

    • Hepatitis B
    • Polio
    • Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)
    • Meningococcal
    • Varicella
    • HPV

    If high risk:

    • Pneumococcal (PPSV)
    • Hepatitis A

    If travelling outside of the U.S, please visit the CDC Travel Web site for information on country-specific vaccines.

    Adults

    Use this CDC website for specific information regarding each of the recommended immunizations.

    Recommended Immunizations for All Adults

    • Tetanus diphtheria (Td) (every 10 years)
    • Tdap (one dose in place of the Td booster)
    • Influenza (annually)
      There are two types of Influenza vaccine:
      Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccine (select populations)
      Inactivated Influenza Vaccine (most populations)

    If not already received in childhood/adolesence:

    • Varicella
    • Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)
    • HPV (females and males younger than 26)

    If high risk:

    • Pneumococcal (PPSV)
    • Hepatitis B
    • Hepatitis A

    Recommended Immunizations for a Healthy Pregnancy

    • Influenza
      Only Inactivated Influenza Vaccine is appropriate for pregnancy
    • Tetanus diphtheria (Tdap) once during every pregnancy or immediately postpartum

    If high risk or indicated:

    • Hepatitis A
    • Hepatitis B

    Recommended Immunizations to Protect a Newborn

    The following immunizations should be given to all caregivers of newborns to help protect newborns from diseases for which they are not yet able to receive immunizations. Caregivers include: parents and other family members and day care providers. 

    • Influenza (annually)
      There are two types of influenza vaccine:
      Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccine (select populations)
      Inactivated Influenza Vaccine (most populations)
    • Tdap (one dose in place of the Td booster)

    Recommended Immunizations for Over 60

    • Pneumoccocal (PPSV) - older than 65
    • Shingles (Zoster) - older than 60
    • Influenza
      Inactivated Influenza Vaccine 
    Employee Specific

    Use this CDC website for specific information regarding each of the recommended immunizations.

    Recommended Immunizations for Health-Care Workers

    • Hepatitis B
    • Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)
    • Varicella
    • Tetanus diphtheria (Td) (every 10 years)
    • Tdap (one dose in place of the Td booster)
    • Influenza (annually)
      There are two types of influenza vaccine:
      Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccine (select populations)
      Inactivated Influenza Vaccine (most populations)

    Recommended Immunizations for Educators

    • Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)
    • Varicella (unless documented proof of immunity is available)
    • Tetanus diphtheria (Td) (every 10 years)
    • Tdap (one dose in place of the Td booster)
    • Influenza (annually)
      There are two types of Influenza vaccine:
      Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccine (select populations)
      Inactivated Influenza Vaccine (most populations)
    • Hepatitis B (special education teachers, nurses, custodians)
    • Hepatitis A (food handlers)

     

    Immunization Schedules
       

    Last Updated 10/31/2014
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