Flu shots are here each fall. Pneumonia shots are recommended for elderly or high-risk patients and are available anytime. Others that are recommended are shingles vaccinations (zostivax), Tetanus, and diphtheria. Give us a call for a schedule or just drop by.
- October: Tuesday & Thursday
- November: Tuesday & Thursday
Types of Shots
- Annual vaccination against influenza is recommended for all persons age 6 months and older.
- Persons age 6 months and older, including pregnant women, can receive the trivalent inactivated vaccine (TIV).
- Healthy, non-pregnant adults younger than age 50 years without high-risk medical conditions can receive either intranasal administered live, attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV) (Flu Mist), or TIV. Healthcare personnel who care for severely immu-nocompromised persons should receive TIV rather than LAIV. Other persons should receive TIB.
- The intramuscular or intradermal administered TIV are options for adults age 18-64 years.
- Adults age 65 years and older can receive the standard dose TIV or the high-dose TIV.
- A single dose of zoster vaccine is recommended for adults age 60 years and older regardless of whether they report a prior episode of herpes zoster. Although the vaccine is licensed the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use among and can be administered to persons age 50 years and older, ACIP recommends that vaccination begins at age 60 years.
- Persons with chronic medical conditions may be vaccinated unless their condition constitutes a contraindication, such as pregnancy or severe immunodeficiency.
- Although zoster vaccination is not specifically recommended for healthcare personnel (HCP), HCP should receive the vaccine if they are in the recommended age group.
Pneumococcal Polysaccharide (PPSV) Vaccination:
Vaccinate all persons with the following indications –
- Age 65 years and older without a history of PPSV vaccination.
- Adults younger than age 65 years with chronic lung disease (including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, emphysema, and asthma); chronic cardio-vascular diseases; diabetes mellitus; chronic liver disease (including cirrhosis); alcoholism; cochlear implants, cerebrospinal fluid leaks; immunocompromising conditions; and functional or anatomic asplenia (e.g., sickle cell disease and other hemoglobinopathies, congenital or acquired asplenia, splenic dysfunction or splenectomy [if elective splenectomy is planned, vaccinate at least 2 weeks before surgery];
- Residents of nursing homes or long-term care facilities; and
- Adults who smoke cigarettes
- Persons with asymptomatic or symptomatic HIV infection should be vaccinated as soon as possible after their diagnosis
- When cancer chemotherapy or other immunosuppressive therapy is being considered, the interval between vaccination and initiation of immunosuppressive therapy should be at least 2 weeks. Vaccination during chemotherapy or radiation therapy should be avoided.
- Routine use of PPSV is not recommended for American Indians/Alaska Natives or persons younger than age 65 years unless they have underlying medical conditions that are PPSV indications. However, public health authorities may consider recommending PPSV for American Indians/Alaska Natives who are living in areas where the risk for invasive pneumococcal disease is increased.