Did you know that August is National Immunization Month? And we offer a variety of immunizations here at Premier Primary Care!
Some of our immunizations include:
- Prevnar 13
– Pneumovax is intended to prevent serious blood, brain, and lung infections from the Streptococcus pneumoniaebacteria. Such infections are called pneumococcal disease — they also include pneumonia,meningitis, and septicemia. It protects adults against 23 strains of Streptococcus pneumoniabacteria.
– Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (called PCV13 or Prevnar 13) protects against 13 types of pneumococcal bacteria. PCV13 is routinely given to children at 2, 4, 6, and 12–15 months of age. It is also recommended for children and adults 2 to 64 years of age with certain health conditions, and for all adults 65 years of age and older. Your doctor can give you details.
– Flu vaccines cause antibodies to develop in the body about two weeks after flu vaccination. These antibodies provide protection against infection with the viruses that are in the vaccine. An annual seasonal flu vaccine is the best way to reduce the chances that you will get seasonal flu and spread it to others. Flu vaccination should begin soon after vaccine becomes available, if possible by October. However, as long as flu viruses are circulating, vaccination can continue to be offered throughout the flu season, even in January or later.
– Gardasil is intended to protect against HPV (Human Papillomavirus.) Genital human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted virus in the United States. More than half of sexually active men and women are infected with HPV at some time in their lives. The HPV vaccine is recommended for girls and boys 11 or 12 years of age. It may be given starting at age 9. HPV vaccine is given as a 3-dose series. 1st Dose now, 2nd dose 1 to 2 months after dose 1, and the 3rd dose 6 months after dose 1. Ask your doctor for more information on the Gardasil vaccine.
-The Tdap vaccine protects against tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis. One dose of Tdap is routinely given at age 11 or 12. People who did not get Tdap at that age should get it as soon as possible.
Call us at (731) 885-8884 to see if you are due for any of these vaccines!
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