Patient Care & Health Info

Immunizations

Adults Need Vaccines Too!

Every year, thousands of adults suffer serious health problems from diseases they could be vaccinated against such as shingles, whooping cough, hepatitis A and B and flu. Some even die. Getting your vaccinations is the best way to protect yourself and those you love. 

Take care to keep up-to-date on your immunizations. Vaccines can prevent illnesses that can be very serious for all adults, particularly those that have chronic health problems, such as diabetes or asthma.

Not Sure?

Not sure about your vaccination history and status? We want all of our patients to be protected. Talk to your doctor about which vaccines are recommended to protect you and your loved ones.

Types of Vaccines

Seasonal influenza vaccine

...is for all adults, every year
The flu is not just a red nose and a case of the sniffles.
People of all ages can die from influenza. Even an average case can put you in bed for weeks.

Pneumococcal vaccine

...for adults age 65 and older, younger adults with certain health conditions, and cigarette smokers
Pneumococcal disease causes pneumonia, bloodstream infection, and meningitis.
In the US, it kills tens of thousands each year, including 18,000 adults age 65 years and older.

Tdap vaccine (tetanus, diphtheria & pertussis)

...for all adults who have never received it
This vaccine helps prevent pertussis or whooping cough, which can make adults very sick but can be fatal if you pass it on to a baby. You can help protect infants in your family and our community by getting this vaccine.

Shingles vaccine

...for all adults age 60 and older
About one million people in the US get shingles every year. Shingles pain may last for weeks, months, or even years.

Hepatitis B vaccine

...for adults at risk and those with certain health conditions, including all adults age 19 through 59 years with diabetes
There is no treatment for hepatitis B virus. It is a silent disease that many people don’t know they have until they develop complications like liver cancer or cirrhosis. In the US, an estimated 2.2 million people are chronically infected with the hepatitis B virus.

HPV vaccine

...for women through age 26; all men through age 21 and some men through age 26 with certain health conditions or lifestyle factors, if not previously immunized
HPV causes cervical, vulvar, and vaginal cancers in females, penile cancer in males, and anal, throat, and other oral cancers in both sexes.