Did you know certain vaccines are recommended for adults? Take this quick quiz to find out which vaccines you may need. Please call the Ottawa County Department of Public Health at (616) 396-5266 if you are interested in one or more of these vaccines:
- Tdap/Td Vaccine (Tetanus, Diphtheria & Pertussis) – Tdap is recommended for all adults who have not received a dose of Tdap vaccine with high priority for those who have close contact with an infant younger than 12 months of age and health care workers. Tdap should be given to pregnant women during each pregnancy (preferred during 27-36 weeks’ gestation), regardless of the number of years since last Td or Tdap.
- MMR Vaccine (Measles, Mumps & Rubella) – recommended for those born on or after 1/1/57 with no documented history of receiving two doses of MMR vaccine at least one month apart.
- Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B Vaccines – recommended for those for certain high risk groups. Call for more information.
- Varicella Vaccine (Chickenpox) – recommended for those born in or after 1980 who have never had chickenpox.
- Influenza vaccine is recommended for everyone, every year.
- Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13) and Pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPSV23) – recommended for all adults 65 years and older. PCV13 should be given first followed one year later by PPSV23. Adults 19-65 years of age with diabetes, heart or lung disease or certain other chronic conditions also need these vaccines. Call for more information.
- Zoster (shingles) vaccine – a single dose is recommended for all adults age 60 or greater who have not previously been vaccinated. Call for more information.