November 28, 2013
We strive to carry all the school vaccines needed past early childhood for school and several others. Here are some of the vaccines we carry:
TdaP – Tetanus with Pertussis and Diptheria. Pertussis or “whooping cough” has unfortunately made a comeback, staying current with this vaccines is important, at least every 10 years
DT – Generally we give the TdaP when a Tetanus vaccination is required to ensure immunity against Pertussis or Whooping cough, but some employers per Tetanus only in work related injuries.
HPV – three doses 2 months apart
Meningitis – given once in high school
Hepatitis A – Given twice 6 months apart
Hepatitis B – given three times over 6 months
Influenza – Annually!
Varicella – Given twice in childhood, around 1 years for the first vaccination, then between the ages of 4-6 for the second. If the young adolescent does not have either proof of immunity or proof of two separate vaccines, Varicella is often required before school.