Per Ohio Law, we cannot vaccinate any individual under the age of seven years old. Also, we cannot vaccinate any individual between the ages of seven and twelve years old without a prescription from their respective pediatrician. We can vaccinate anyone over the age of thirteen without a prescription provided that it is recommended by the CDC.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that everyone 6 months of age and older, with rare exception, should receive a flu vaccination every year — even if you have never had the flu.¹
High dose flu (FluzonE-HD®)
A higher dose for a stronger immune response to the flu than the standard FLUZONE® vaccine.² As you get older, your immune system weakens.² Which means your antibody response after getting the traditional flu vaccine is not as high as it used to be.³ FLUZONE-HD® vaccine is made for people 65+ and it helps promote a stronger immune response to the flu than Fluzone vaccine.⁴
Pneumonia (Prevnar 13®& PNEUMOVAX®23)
As you age, you take extra steps, like eating right and exercising, to help prevent disease. But even if you take good care of yourself, if you’re 65 or older, take one more step. Help protect yourself against pneumococcal pneumonia with PREVNAR 13®. The CDC recommends that adults 65 or older receive the PREVNAR 13® vaccine to help protect against pneumococcal disease.⁵ Even if you have already been vaccinated with a different pneumococcal vaccine, PREVNAR 13® may help provide additional protection.⁵
99% of people over 50 years of age are living with the virus that causes shingles with 1 in 3 people will get shingles in their lifetime.⁶ SHINGRIX® is the first shingles vaccine approved by the FDA in more than 10 years. SHINGRIX® is the only shingles vaccine proven to be up to 90% effective in clinical trials.⁶ SHINGRIX® is given as a 2-dose series, with the second shot administered 2 to 6 months after the first shot. To ensure you get the protection against shingles offered by SHINGRIX® , it's important to get both shots.
Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (ADACEL®)
ADACEL® is indicated for active booster immunization for the prevention of tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis as a single dose in persons 11 through 64 years of age.⁷ Family members are the primary source of pertussis in infants. Studies show that when the source can be identified, family members are the source in up to 83% of cases transmitted to infants.⁷ Infants under 6 months of age are most vulnerable to complications from pertussis.⁷
VIVOTIF® (Typhoid Vaccine Live Oral Ty21a) is indicated for immunization of adults and children greater than 6 years of age against disease caused by Salmonella Typhi. Routine typhoid vaccination is not recommended in the United States of America.⁸ Selective immunization against typhoid fever is recommended for the following groups:
- Travelers to areas in which there is a recognized risk of exposure to S Typhi⁸
- Persons with intimate exposure (eg, household contact) to an S Typhi carrier⁸
- Microbiology Labradorians who work frequently with S Typhi⁸
There is no evidence to support the use of typhoid vaccine to control common source outbreaks, disease following natural disasters, or in persons attending rural summer camps.⁸
CDC. Prevention and control of seasonal influenza with vaccines: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices — United States, 2016–17 Influenza Season. MMWR; August 26, 2016;65(5);1-54
Aspinall R, Del Giudice G, Effros RB, Grubeck-Loebenstein B, Sambhara S. Challenges for vaccination in the elderly. Immun Ageing. 2007;4:9.
Monto AS, Ansaldi F, Aspinall R, et al. Influenza control in the 21st century: optimizing protection of older adults. Vaccine. 2009;27(37):5043-5053.
Fluzone High-Dose vaccine [Prescribing Information]. Swiftwater, PA: Sanofi Pasteur Inc.
- Moore MR, Link-Gelles R, Schaffner W, et al. Effectiveness of 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine for prevention of invasive pneumococcal disease in children in the USA: A matched case-control study. Lancet Respir Med. 2016;4(5):399–406.
Dooling KL, Guo A, Patel M, et al. Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices for Use of Herpes Zoster Vaccines. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2018;67:103–108. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6703a5.
Vivotif (Typhoid Vaccine Live Oral Ty21a) [package insert]. Thörishaus, Switzerland: PaxVax Berna GmbH; 2015.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Pertussis. In: Atkinson W, Wolfe C, Hamborsky J, eds. Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases. 12th ed. Washington, DC: Public Health Foundation; 2011:215-232.