Tdap – Tetanus (lockjaw), Diphtheria (throat infection) and Pertussis (whooping cough). Every 5 – 10 years for all patients. Do this 2 years after your last booster if you work in healthcare or are around newborn babies.
Hepatitis A – to prevent yellow jaundice from infected food handlers or if you travel outside the U.S. (especially Mexico and third world countries).
Hepatitis B – for everyone born before 1982 or very sexually active people.
Meningitis – for all patients 11-19 years old.
Chicken Pox – if you have never had chicken pox.
Flu shot – every October to January.
Pneumonia – for everyone with a chronic medical condition (diabetes, heart disease, anemia, immune diseases) or over 60 years old.
HPV – for all patients 11-26 years old
Zoster – if you had chicken pox; given over age 60 (shingles)