August 2017

August 2017

  • Ready for School? Check Those Vaccine Records.

    The Immunization Status page within the Florida SHOTS patient record is a great tool to verify that your patient is up-to-date with their immunizations. The status is patient-specific and based on the ACIP recommendations and vaccines that have been entered into the patient record. This page also helps you determine which vaccine series are incomplete and the possible vaccines that can be administered.

    For the immunization schedule click HERE. #NIAM

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  • Preteens and Teens: Ensure a Healthy Future with Vaccines!

    During your back-to-school appointments, make sure your preteen and teen patients are getting these four vaccines to protect against serious diseases:

    • Meningococcal conjugate vaccine to protect against meningitis and blood infections (septicemia).
    • HPV (human papilloma virus) vaccine to protect against cancers caused by HPV.
    • Tdap vaccine to protect against tetanus, diphtheria, and whooping cough (pertussis).
    • A yearly flu vaccine to protect against seasonal flu.

    Teens and young adults may also be vaccinated with a serogroup B meningococcal vaccine. Check the childhood immunization schedule for all recommended vaccines for preteens and teens HERE. #NIAM

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  • Adults Need Vaccines too!

    All adults, including pregnant women, should get the influenza (flu) vaccine each year to protect against seasonal flu. Every adult should have one dose of Tdap vaccine (tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis or whooping cough) if they did not get Tdap as a teen, and then get the Td (tetanus and diphtheria) booster vaccine every 10 years. Pregnant women should receive a Tdap vaccine each time they are pregnant, preferably at 27 through 36 weeks.

    Adults 60 years and older are recommended to receive the shingles vaccine. Additionally, adults 65 and older are recommended to receive one or more pneumococcal vaccines. Some adults younger than 65 years with certain high-risk conditions are also recommended to receive one or more pneumococcal vaccinations.

    Adults may need other vaccines (such as hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and HPV) depending on their age, occupation, travel, medical conditions, vaccinations they have already received, or other considerations. For more information about adult vaccines click HERE. #NIAM

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