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The following vaccines are recommended for adults:
- Varicella - Should be given to all adults with evidence of immunity. Two doses should be administrated 4 to 8 weeks apart.
- Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) - To prevent cervical cancer- three dose series should be given to all women 11-26 years of age who have not been previously immunized.
- Meningococcal - All asplenic adults and first –year college students who will be living in a dormitory.
- Herpes Zoster - All adults over the age of 60 years old.
- Hepatitis A and B - Recommended for patients at risk due to lifestyle, occupations, or travel plans.
- Tetanus and Diphtheria - Give primary series if not performed in childhood, followed by boosters every ten years.
- Measles, Mumps, Rubella - Patients born after 1957 and not previously Immunized should be given two doses a minimum of 1 month apart.
- Influenza - Yearly vaccine is recommended for patients over the age of 50 years or patients at risk for severe disease. This includesimmunocompromised patients and patients with chronic disease.
- Pneumococcal - All patients over the age of 65 years, or high-risk patients over the age of 50 years.