Vaccinations

Adult Vaccinations You may need.

(Not all vaccines offered at PicMed, please call for availability)

Tuberculin Skin Testing (TB skin Test)

What is it?

The Mantoux tuberculin skin test (TST) is the standard method of determining whether a person is infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Reliable administration and reading of the TST requires standardization of procedures, training, supervision, and practice.

How is the TST Administered?

The TST is performed by injecting 0.1 ml of tuberculin purified protein derivative (PPD) into the inner surface of the forearm. The injection should be made with a tuberculin syringe, with the needle bevel facing upward. The TST is an intradermal injection. When placed correctly, the injection should produce a pale elevation of the skin (a wheal) 6 to 10 mm in diameter

Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (Td/Tdap)

A booster is needed every 10 years. A pregnant woman who had a shot 10 or more years earlier should get a booster during the second or third trimester. Tdap should be given in place of Td for adults 19-64 years old who have never received Tdap in the past.

Varicella (chickenpox):

Two-dose series given to adults with no evidence of immunity to the chickenpox virus. Pregnant women should not get this vaccine.

PicMed does not provide the chicken pox vaccine however can provide evidence of immunity with a Varicella titer test.

Zoster (shingles)

One-dose vaccine for adults 60 and older. Pregnant women should not get this vaccine.

Available at PicMed , limited supplies please call for availability.

Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR)

One or more doses given to adults with no evidence of immunity. Pregnant women should not get this vaccine.

PicMed does not offer the vaccine please visit your local health department.  We can however test for immunity for individuals who do not have documentation but do have immunity. MMR Titer

Influenza (flu)

Yearly vaccination given to adults 50 and older and any younger adults who would like to decrease their risk for infection. This is also recommended for younger adults with certain medical, occupational, and other indications including chronic heart or lung disease, diabetes, health care workers, or residents of nursing homes. The vaccine is available as a flu shot and nasal spray flu vaccine. The flu season can range from October to May, and the CDC recommends vaccination throughout the flu season.

Pneumococcal

Given to adults 65 and older and adults with certain medical, lifestyle, or other indications including cigarette smokers and residents of nursing homes. A one-time booster is given five years later.

Hepatitis A:

Two-dose series given to adults with certain medical, occupational, lifestyle, or other indications including chronic liver disease, illegal drug use, and health care workers.

PicMed offers the Hep A vaccine

Hepatitis B

Three-dose series given to adults with certain medical, occupational, lifestyle, or other indications including chronic liver disease, sexually active adults who are not in a monogamous relationship, injection drug use, and health care workers.

Meningococcal

One or more doses given to adults with certain medical or other indications; commonly given to college students living in dormitories or military recruits.

Travelers to some parts of the world or people with professions that bring them into contact with animals might need other vaccines. Be sure to ask us  about which immunizations you need.

Human papillomavirus (HPV)

Three-dose series given to females age 11-26 who haven’t already received the vaccination.

Subject to availabilty at PicMed, please call