Dr. Marilyn Kutzscher follows recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention regarding vaccinations. She believes that immunizations can protect children and adults from developing – and spreading – preventable diseases. Our office offers the full array of immunizations.
Dr. Kutzscher can explain each immunization recommendation in depth and provide information about the benefits and potential risks of each one.
- Influenza: seasonal flu vaccine, recommended every year for those over age 6 months. This vaccine is especially vital for those at risk of developing complications from the flu:
- Weak immune system
- Over age 65
- Under age 2
- Heart or lung disease
- Liver or kidney disorders
- Live in nursing home or long-term care facility
- TDaP: Tetanus, Diphtheria and acellular Pertussis (whooping cough) for people age 11-65.
- GARDASIL® 9: Human Papillomavirus 9-valent for girls from 11-25 to protect against the virus that causes cervical cancer and genital herpes.
- Shingrix: Shingles vaccine for people over 50. It is two injections, 2-6 months apart.
- Pneumonia vaccines: there are two of these, given a year apart. Prevnar 13 is a conjugate vaccine that covers 13 of the 50 strains of pneumococcal bacteria. Pneumovax 23 covers 23 of the 50 strains of this bacteria and is given a year after the Prevnar, or one vaccination after age 65.
- Hepatitis A and B Vaccines: for those traveling to third world countries or patients at high risk of contracting these viruses.
We can also let you know what types of immunizations are advisable if you plan to travel outside the United States. To get up-to-date immunizations for yourself or a loved one, contact us today to schedule an appointment.