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Get Recommended Immunizations

Get recommended preventive services, including immunizations. Recommendations for preventive services depend on your age, sex, health status, and family history. Find out which immunizations are recommended for you.

Veterans Health Library

http://www.veteranshealthlibrary.org/
The Veterans Health Library (VHL) offers Veterans, their families and caregivers 24/7 Internet access to comprehensive, Veteran-focused health information that’s consistent with VA clinical practice. Its information, resources, and tools are engaging, “Veteran-friendly” and written in plain language VHL helps Veterans understand and manage health problems, make informed health decisions, and actively partner with their health care teams. Items within the VHL on Recommended Screening Tests and Immunizations:

Infection: Don't Pass It On

http://www.publichealth.va.gov/InfectionDontPassItOn
Infection: Don't Pass It On is a VA public health campaign established through a collaboration between the National Center for Patient Safety, Employee Education System, Infectious Diseases Program Office, National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (NCP), Public Health Services, and VA experts in infection control. The goal of the campaign is to involve staff, patients, and visitors in taking basic steps to prevent infection, whether occurring daily, seasonally, or during infectious disease emergencies (natural or man-made).

 

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Vaccines
Vaccines.gov is the federal gateway to information on vaccines and immunization for infants, children, teenagers, adults, and seniors. Vaccines.gov provides resources from agencies for the general public and their communities about vaccines across the lifespan.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

National Immunization Program
A comprehensive listing of vaccine and immunization information. Find information for children, adolescents, adults, and older adults.

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Influenza (Flu) Vaccine Information

Flu
Basic facts about the flu, preventing the flu, and what to do if you get sick.

  • Flu.gov
    One-stop access to U.S. Government flu information, managed by the Department of Health and Human Services.

Hepatitis A & B Vaccine

Hepatitis A
https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd/hepa/index.html
https://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/hav/afaq.htm
Hepatitis B
https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd/hepb/index.html
https://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/hbv/bfaq.htm
Questions and answers on the Hepatitis A & B vaccines

Herpes Zoster (Shingles) Vaccine

https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd-vac/shingles/vacc-need-know.htm
Questions and answers on the shingles vaccine

Pharmacy Benefits Management Service—Medical Advisory Panel

https://www.pbm.va.gov/PBM/clinicalguidance/faqsheets.asp
Frequently Asked Questions about the Herpes Zoster (Shingles) Vaccine

Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

https://www.cdc.gov/hpv/parents/vaccine.html
For young women through age 26, and young men through age 21 and others who did not get it when they were younger. See “Who else should get the HPV vaccine?”

Measles/Mumps/Rubella Vaccine

https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd-vac/measles/faqs-dis-vac-risks.htm
https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd/measles/index.html
https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd/mumps/index.html
https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd-vac/rubella/default.htm

Meningococcal Vaccine

https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd-vac/mening/default.htm

Pneumococcal Vaccine

https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd-vac/pneumo/default.htm

Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis Vaccine

https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd-vac/tetanus/default.htm
https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd/diphtheria/index.html
https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd-vac/pertussis/default.htm

Varicella (Chickenpox) Vaccine

https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd-vac/varicella/default-basic.htm

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