• Vaccinations

    It is important to keep your Vaccinations/Immunizations up to date. Vaccinations help prevent diseases. This link will give you the Center for Disease Control (CDC) schedules.  https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules



    Es importante mantener sus vacunas al día.  Vacunarse previene enfermedades. El siguiente enlace le conectara al horario del, ‘Center for Disease Control (CDC).’   https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules


    In 2017, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) updated the Childhood and Adolescent Immuniation Schedule which now highlights a specific immunization platform visit for 16 year olds. (See the following chart).  Check with your doctor/pediatrician. 


    We recommend these vaccines for you:


    Meningitis vaccine

    against types

    A, C, W, and Y



    Meningitis vaccine

    against type B



    The most serious of meningitis that can cause:

    ·         Dangerous infections of the brain and spinal cord

    ·         Blood infections that can lead to death within 24 hours

    ·         Brain injury, limb amputations, deafness, skin grafts, and kidney damage


    MenACWY vaccine

    ·         Dose #2 at age 16

    ·         Dose #1 at age 11-12


    MenB vaccine (talk with your provider about this vaccine)

    ·         Dose #1 at age 16

    ·         Dose #2 is given 1 or 6 months after dose #1, depending on the vaccine brand used

    Human Papillomavirus

    (HPV) vaccine

    Viruses that can cause:

    ·         Cancers of the cervix

    ·         Cancers of the penis, vagina, vulva and anus

    ·         Cancers of the throat

    ·         Genital warts

    HPV vaccine

    ·         The vaccine series is given as 2 or 3 doses, beginning at age 11-12

    ·         Ask your provider if you’re up  to date with this vaccine

    Flu vaccine


    A virus that can cause:

    ·         High fevers

    ·         Severe body aches everywhere

    ·         Serious complications, including pneumonia, hospitalization, and death

    Influenza vaccine

    ·         1 dose every year



    If you’re behind on your shots, you may need these vaccines too.  Check with your provider.



    • Chickenpox (varicella)
    • Hepatitis A
    • Hepatitis B
    • MMR (measles, mumps, rubella)
    • Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis/whooping cough) If you are pregnant you’ll need an additional dose





    Remember: Getting shots is better than getting these diseases.  . Get protected!