WHAT IS THE FLU SHOT?
The flu shot is a vaccine given with a needle, usually in the arm. The seasonal flu shots protects against the three or four influenza viruses that research indicates will be most common during the season.
CDC recommends use of any licensed, age-appropriate influenza vaccine during the influenza season, including inactivated influenza vaccine [IIV], recombinant influenza vaccine [RIV], or live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV). No preference is expressed for any influenza vaccine over another. Both trivalent (three-component) and quadrivalent (four-component) flu vaccines will be available.
Coastal Med Urgent Care offers many vaccinations for the whole family. Below are just a few, please contact us for the specific vaccine you may need.
- INFLUENZA (FLU) The flu shot is a vaccine given with a need, usually in the arm. The seasonal flu shot protects against the three or four influenza viruses that research indicates will be most common during the season.
- PNEUMOCOCCAL (PNEUMONIA) CDC recommends 2 pneumococcal vaccines for all adults 65 years or older. You should receive a dose of PCV13 first, followed by a dose of PPSV23, at least 1 year later. If you already received any doses of PPSV23, get the dose of PCV13 at least 1 year after the most recent PPSV23 dose.
- ZOSTER (SHINGLES) You’re eligible for the shingles vaccine if you’re aged 70 or 78 years old. In addition, anyone who was previously eligible (born on or after September 2 1942) but missed out on their shingles vaccination remains eligible until their 80th birthday.
- TETANUS/DIPHTHERIA (TD) Tdap is a combination vaccine that protects against three potentially life-threatening bacterial diseases: tetanus and diphtheria. It does not protect against pertussis. Tetanus enters the body through a wound or cut.
- HEPATITIS A/B COMBO Hepatitis A and hepatitis B combination vaccine is used to prevent infection caused by the hepatitis A and hepatitis B virus. The vaccine works by causing your body to produce its own protection (antibodies) against the disease.
- MENINGOCOCCAL (MENINGITIS) One type of MCV4, Menveo, is licensed for use in people aged 2 to 55. Another version, Menactra, is approved for those 9 months to 55 years old. MPSV4 is the only vaccine licensed for use in people over 55 as well as people 2 to 55. Both vaccines protect against four types of meningococcal disease.
- TETANUS/DIPHTHERIA/PERTUSSIS (TDAP) Tdap is a combination vaccine that protects against three potentially life-threatening bacterial diseases: tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough). Td is a booster vaccine for tetanus and diphtheria. It does not protect against pertussis.
- HUMAN PAPILLOMAVIRUS (HPV) Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine protects against cancers caused by HPV infection…HPV infection can cause cervical, vaginal, and vulvar cancers in women and penile cancer in men. HPV can also cause anal cancer, cancer of the back of the throat (oropharynx), and genital warts in both men and women.
- MEASLES/MUMPS/RUBELLA (MMR) CDC recommends all children get two doses of MMR (measles-mumps-rubella) vaccine, starting with the first dose at 12 through 15 months of age, and the second dose at 4 through 6 years of age.
- VARICELLA (CHICKENPOX) Varicella vaccine, also known as chickenpox vaccine, is a vaccine that protects against chickenpox. One dose of vaccine prevents 95% of moderate disease and 100% of severe disease…Either one or two doses of the vaccine is recommended.
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