With the recent outbreak of measles around the country, and whooping cough (pertussis) here in San Diego County, it’s time to check your immunization status. You might need hepatitis or typhoid vaccines if you travel internationally, or a booster to prevent meningitis if you are about to attend college. Don’t forget to get with Lifewellness staff about vaccinations at least 90 days prior to a family vacation safari to Africa, or travel to India or South Asia. A quick reference of the most common vaccines/boosters are listed below and more detailed information is available at the CDC website for adults, teens, and young children. It’s a good idea to get a booster if you don’t remember getting one, or if you lack a record of receiving a booster. And speaking of records, you can download this form to keep an up-to-date record of all your vaccinations. As always, we are here to answer your questions about which vaccines are right for you and can provide most vaccines right here at Lifewellness.
Influenza: 1 dose each year, age 14-adult
MMR (measles, mumps, rubella): 1 dose + 1 booster, age 14-adult
Meningicoccal: 1-2 doses, age 11-adult
Pneumovax: 1-2 doses, age 11-adult
Tdap (tetanus, diptheria): 1 dose + booster every 10 years
Zostavax (shingles): LWI recommends at age 50