Ages 65 Years and Older: Immunizations

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Ages 65 Years and Older
     Screening
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Periodic

□ Herpes zoster - single dose, if not previously immunized
□ Influenza vaccine - annually
□ Pneumococcal vaccine - once
□ Diphtheria and reduced tetanus toxoids and acellular pertussis vaccine booster - substitute one-time dose of Tdap for Td booster; then boost with Td every 10 years
□ Varicella vaccine - one series for those without evidence of immunity

High-Risk Groups (See High-Risk Table for more information)

□ Hepatitis A vaccine - consider combination vaccine for those at risk for hepatitis A and B
□ Hepatitis B vaccine  - consider combination vaccine for those at risk for hepatitis A and B
□ Meningococcal vaccine

For more information on immunizations, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices site and the College's immunization webpage, http://www.immunizationforwomen.org.

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