Adult Vaccination Frequently Asked Questions

  • What vaccinations do I need?
    • This is a discussion that you should have with your physician since the answer varies per patient. A good resource to educate yourself about adult vaccinations can be found on the CDC website. Click Here to access information on recommended adult immunizations.
  • What vaccines are offered at the office?
    • Influenza vaccines, Pneumovax, Prevnar, Adacel, Tenivac, Zostavax, Gardasil
  • What influenza vaccines do you give?
    • Flu shots are normally available beginning in Septermber. This past flu season, we offered quadrivalent flu vaccine and also Sanofi High Dose vaccine, recommended specifically for patient 65 and older. To read more about flu vaccines, click Here.
  • What is Pneumovax?
    • It is a vaccine that protects you against pneumonia. It is recommended for patients 65 and older and for younger patients with certain chronic conditions. To read more about Pneumovax, click Here.
  • What is Prevnar?
    • Similar to Pneumovax, it protects you against pneumonia. It includes different antigens within the serum so in many cases, both Pneumovax and Prevnar are recommended. To read more about Prevnar, click here.
  • What is Adacel?
    • It is a Tdap vaccine that protects you against tetanus (Lockjaw), diphtheria and pertussis (Whooping Cough). To read more, click here.
  • What is Tenivac?
    • It is a Td vaccine that protect you against tetanus (Lockjaw) and diphtheria. To read more, click here.
  • What is Zostavax?
    • It is a vaccine that protects you against shingles. To read more, click here.
  • What is Gardasil?
    • It is a vaccine vaccine that protects you agains genital human papillomavirus (HPV). Three doses are required over a six month period. To read more, click here.