Essay on The Importance of Immunizations

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Immunizations have been created to keep children and adults safe and healthy. They are recommended to begin early in life when they are the most vulnerable and to keep them from being exposed to something life-threatening. You can find a schedule of immunizations relating to the age of the children by viewing the CDC website or asking your physicians office. Starting at birth the newborn will receive a list of vaccines. Hepatitis B vaccine is given once at birth and again twice more at 1 and 6 months old. The DTap also known as diphtheria, tetanus, and acellular pertussis vaccine, the Hib or Haemophilus Influenzae type b vaccine, the IPV or inactivated poliovirus vaccine, PCV or pneumococcal conjugate vaccine, and the…show more content…
This will be delivered intramuscular into the deltoid muscle of the arm (cdc.gov, 2013). New research shows that a single dose of the human papillomavirus vaccine may be enough to protect women against cervical cancer (medicalnewstoday, 2013). Next they receive the Tdap booster and finally the meningococcal vaccine immunization that is followed by a booster at age 16 (kidshealth.org, 2013). The vaccines recommended by doctors for teens are MMR subcutaneously in the anterolateral thigh muscle or fatty tissue over the triceps, Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B are given intramuscular usually in the deltoid muscle of the arm, HPV is also intramuscular in the deltoid of the arm, Varicella is subcutaneously in the anterolateral thigh, and Polio is given intramuscular or subcutaneously. The influenza should be given yearly.
Next we will discuss the vaccines given for the adult age group. Between at the age of 19 and 21, you should begin to get the influenza vaccine annually especially the older you get. The Tdap can be substituted with a onetime dose for the booster but then you must have the Tdap booster every ten years. Beginning at the age 19 you need to receive two doses by the age of 65. Between the ages of 19 and twenty-six, you should have three doses of the HPV as stated above. The zoster vaccine should be given subcutaneously in the deltoid muscle between the ages of 60 to 65 to help prevent shingles. Between 19 and 49 it is recommended you have 1 or 2 doses
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