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Immunization Facts for Ob-Gyns

Immunizations are one of the greatest public health achievements and save thousands of lives every year. While historically associated with children, adolescent and adult women need immunizations as well. By offering immunizations to your patients, you are not only offering women protection from the disease, but also helping them keep your community healthier by helping prevent the spread of disease.

Seasonal Influenza (Flu)

The most effective way to prevent influenza is by annual immunization. Visit this page for more information about influenza, this year’s vaccine and the flu rates in your area.

Vaccine-Preventable Diseases

Many diseases can be prevented if adequate vaccination is received prior to exposure to the disease. Visit this page for information about influenza, pertussis (whooping cough), human papillomavirus (HPV), hepatitis A, hepatitis B, herpes zoster (shingles), tetanus/diphtheria, measles/mumps/rubella (MMR), varicella (chickenpox), pneumococcal disease, and meningococcal disease.

Immunization Schedules

Women of different ages need different immunizations. Specific risk factors, such as certain medical conditions and the potential for disease exposure, also result in the need for immunizations. Visit this page for information about immunization schedules based on age and risk factors.

 

Visit this page for specific information on which vaccinations are recommended for specific groups of people, including pregnant and breastfeeding women, adolescents, racial and ethnic groups, people with specific diseases and medical conditions, people with disabilities, seniors, and travelers.

 

Immunization Facts for Patients

Immunizations are one of the greatest public health achievements and save thousands of lives every year. While historically associated with children, adolescent and adult women need immunizations as well. The need for specific immunizations depends on one’s immunization history, potential of disease exposure, age and behavioral risk factors. It is important for women of all ages to make sure they are up to date with the recommended immunizations in order to keep themselves, their families and their communities healthy

Seasonal Influenza (Flu)

The most effective way to prevent influenza is by annual immunization. Visit this page for more information about influenza, the influenza vaccine, and where you can find the vaccine near you.  

Vaccine-Preventable Diseases

Many diseases can be prevented if adequate vaccination is received prior to exposure to the disease. Visit this page for information about influenza, pertussis (whooping cough), human papillomavirus (HPV), hepatitis A, hepatitis B, herpes zoster (shingles), tetanus/diphtheria, measles/mumps/rubella (MMR), varicella (chickenpox), pneumococcal disease, and meningococcal disease.

Immunization Schedules

Women of different ages need different immunizations. Specific risk factors also result in the need for immunizations; risk factors include health conditions and potential for exposure to disease. Visit this page for information about immunization schedules based on age and risk factors.

Special Populations

Depending on your stage of life, different immunizations are needed to keep yourself and those around you healthy. Visit this page for specific information concerning breastfeeding, adolescents, ethnic groups, medical conditions, disabilities, seniors, and travelers.

 




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