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​​​​ prevent and reduce the risk of  vaccine preventable diseases

Immunization Outreach

Kentucky Public Health. Prevent. Promote. Protect.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Vaccination is a simple, safe and effective​ way to protect against harmful diseases

The resources provided on this site are compiled to strengthen and support vaccination efforts in communities across Kentucky.​​

Infant and Childhood

little girl holding an infant

On-time vaccination during childhood is crucial. Vaccinations help to ​provide immunity before children are exposed to potentially life-threatening diseases.

Recommended Immunizations

  • Hepatitis B
  • Rotaviru​s
  • 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) or inactivated influenza vaccine (most populations)

Resources

CDC|Infant and Childhood Vaccination Resources​

Adolescent

group of teenagers As children get older, protection from childhood vaccines wears off and the risk of exposure to certain diseases increases.

Recommended Immunizations

  • Tdap​
  • HPV
  • Meningococcal
  • Influenza (annually) - There are several types of influenza vaccine of either live attenuated influenza vaccine (select populations) or inactivated influenza vaccine (most populations)

Resources

HPV Start @ 9 Vaccination Toolkit
HPV National Roundtable Resource Library​
KDPH| Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program
CDC| Preteen and Teen Vaccination Resources​

Adult

group of adults

Protection from certain vaccines given throughout childhood can wear off over time, putting you at risk for different diseases as an adult. Vaccination is a convenient​ and safe way to protect your body.

Recommended Immunizations

  • Tetanus diphtheria (Td) (every 10 years)
  • Tdap (one dose in place of the Td booster)
  • Influenza (annually) - There are several types of influenza vaccine of either live attenuated influenza vaccine (select populations) or inactivated influenza vaccine (most populations)​ ​​

If high risk

  • Pneumococcal (PPSV)
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis A​

Recommended Immunizations for People older than 60

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

Resources

CDC| Adult Vaccination Resources

Pregnancy

pregnant womanBabies receive early protection from serious diseases such as flu, COVID-19, whooping cough and more when a mother chooses to be vaccinated during pregnancy.

Recommended Immunizations

  • Influenza only inactivated influenza vaccine is appropriate for pregnancy
  • Tetanus diphtheria (Tdap) once during every pregnancy or immediately postpartum.

​​If high risk or indicated

Resources

CDC| Pregnancy and Vaccination
ACOG| Vaccine Safety During Pregnancy​

Flu

Vaccine experts recommend that everyone 6 months of age and older should be vaccinated against the flu. While vaccination against the flu is recommended for everyone, it is especially important for those at high risk for serious flu-related complications or those who live with or care for people at high risk, including:

  • Children younger than 5 years, especially those younger than 2 years.
  • Pregnant women
  • People 65 and older
  • People of any age with certain chronic medical conditions
  • Residents of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities
  • People who live with or care for those at high risk for complications from flu, including:
    • Health care workers;
    • Household contacts of persons at high risk for complications from flu; and
    • Household contacts and out-of-home caregivers of children younger than 6 months of age (these children are too young to be vaccinated).

    Resources​

    KDPH| Influenza Page​
    CDC| Flu Communication Resource Center​

    COVID-19

    ​COVID-19 vaccination helps protect adults and children ages 6 months and older from getting severely ill with COVID-19 and helps protect those around them. There are four COVID-19 vaccines, which include primary series and boosters, recommended in the United States. Vaccine recommendations are based on age, the first vaccine received, and time since last dose.

    Approved COVID-19 vaccines in the United​​ States:

    • Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines
    • Novavax COVID-19 vaccine
    • Johnson & Johnson​ Janssen COVID-19 vaccine

    ​Resources

    COVID-19 Vaccination Schedule
    COVID-19 Vaccination Schedule Immunocompromised
    ​Activity Sheet
    CDC| Vaccines for COVID-19​
    KDPH| COVID-19 Page​
    What's Right for You? - Information for expecting mothers about coronavirus and COVID-19 vaccines.



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