Immunizations

NAL2cencalVaccines (sometimes called 'shots') protect you from certain diseases. 

Why get vaccinated?

  • Vaccines are safe
  • Vaccines are effective
  • Vaccines prevent disease
  • Vaccines protect individuals and the community

To learn more:

Age 0 to 3 months

At birth

  • Hepatitis B #1 (Helps prevent infection from a virus that attacks the liver, which can cause liver cancer, liver failure, and even death).

1 month

  • Hepatitis B #2

2 months

  • DTaP #1 (This vaccine protects against Diptheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis, which are serious diseases caused by bacteria. Diptheria can lead to breathing problems or paralysis. Tetanus (lockjaw) causes painful tightening of muscles all over the body. Pertussis (whooping cough) causes coughing spells so bad that it is hard for infants to eat, drink, or breathe).
  • PCV13 #1 (Helps prevent pneumococcal disease, caused by bacteria that can cause ear infection, pneumonia, and meningitis).
  • Hib #1 (Haemophilus influenzae type b vaccine prevents bacterial infections, like meningitis and pneumonia).
  • Polio #1 (This vaccine protects against Poliovirus, a crippling and potentially deadly infectious disease).
  • Rotavirus #1 (Rotavirus vaccine helps prevent the leading cause of vomiting and severe diarrhea in children).

Age 4 to 11 months

4 months

  • DTaP #2 (This vaccine protects against Diptheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis, which are serious diseases caused by bacteria. Diptheria can lead to breathing problems or paralysis. Tetanus (lockjaw) causes painful tightening of muscles all over the body. Pertussis (whooping cough) causes coughing spells so bad that it is hard for infants to eat, drink, or breathe).
  • PCV13 #2 (Helps prevent pneumococcal disease, caused by bacteria that can cause ear infection, pneumonia, and meningitis).
  • Hib #2 (Haemophilus influenzae type b vaccine prevents bacterial infections, like meningitis and pneumonia)
  • Polio #2 (This vaccine protects against Poliovirus, a crippling and potentially deadly infectious disease).
  • Rotavirus #2 (Rotavirus vaccine helps prevent the leading cause of vomiting and severe diarrhea in children).

6 months

  • DTaP #3
  • PCV13 #3
  • Hib #3
  • Rotavirus #3

Between 6 to 18 months

  • Polio #3
  • Hepatitis B #3 (Helps prevent infection from a virus that attacks the liver, which can cause liver cancer, liver failure, and even death).

Others

  • Age 6 months and older, flu shot each year



Age 1 to 10 years

1 year

  • MMR #1 (Protects against measles, mumps, and rubella, which can all cause fever, rash, and other problems for small children).
  • Hib #4 (Haemophilus influenzae type b vaccine prevents bacterial infections, like meningitis and pneumonia).
  • PCV13 #4 (Helps prevent pneumococcal disease, caused by bacteria that can cause ear infection, pneumonia, and meningitis).
  • Varicella #1 (Prevents severe illness associated with chickenpox).
  • Hepatitis A (Protects against contagious liver disease).

Between 15 to 18 months

  • DTaP #4 (This vaccine protects against Diptheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis, which are serious diseases caused by bacteria. Diptheria can lead to breathing problems or paralysis. Tetanus (lockjaw) causes painful tightening of muscles all over the body. Pertussis (whooping cough) causes coughing spells so bad that it is hard for infants to eat, drink, or breathe).

4 to 6 years 

  •  DTaP #5 
  •  MMR#2 
  •  Polio #4 (This vaccine protects against Poliovirus, a crippling and potentially deadly infectious disease).
  •  Varicella #2 

 Others 

  •  Flu shot each year



Age 11 to 18 years

11 to 12 years

  • HPV, 2 doses (Protects against several types of cancer, including cancer of the cervix, penis, anus, mouth/throat, and vagina. Girls and boys should receive two doses of the vaccine before their 13th birthday).
  • MCV4 (helps protect against the bacteria that causes infection of the brain and spinal cord).
  • Tdap booster (This vaccine protects against Diptheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis, which are serious diseases caused by bacteria. Diptheria can lead to breathing problems or paralysis. Tetanus (lockjaw) causes painful tightening of muscles all over the body. Pertussis (whooping cough) causes coughing spells so bad that it is hard for infants to eat, drink, or breathe).

16 years

  • MCV4

Others

  • Flu shot every year

Age 19 to 65 years

19 years

  • HPV, 3 doses (If not received before, women ages 19-26 and men ages 19-21 should receive 3 doses of the HPV vaccine to protect against certain cancers, including cancer of the cervix, penis, anus, mouth/throat, and vagina).

Age 60

  • Shingles (This vaccine protects against shingles, which causes painful rash and blistering, often on the face and/or torso).

Age 65

  • PCV13 (Helps prevent pneumococcal disease, caused by bacteria that can cause ear infection, pneumonia, and meningitis).

Others

  • Adults should get a Td booster every 10 years
  • Flu shot every year

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