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Vaccinations for the prevention of infectious diseases have been one of the most important factors for increasing life expectancy in the last century. While all young parents know that childhood immunizations have changed drastically the last several years, there have also been many changes in adult immunizations. Burlington Family Practice offers a comprehensive array of immunizations for children and adults. You may be at risk for diseases that can be prevented by the follow vaccines, which are all offered at Burlington Family Practice:

  • All required pediatric vaccines
  • Annual flu vaccine 
  • Pneumonia vaccine  is recommended for all people at the age of 65, patients with lung or heart disease, and patients with diabetes.  If you are at high risk for complications of pneumonia, you may need a booster 5 years after your first pneumonia vaccine.
  • Shingles vaccine is recommended for people over the age of 60 who have not had shingles in the past. If you have Medicare Part D, we can check your eligibility for Medicare to cover your shingles vaccine. If you have private insurance, check your medical insurance provider to see how this benefit is covered for you.
  • Tetanus-diptheria-pertussis - Tetanus vaccines are generally recommend every 10 years.  However, recent increases in cases of pertussis (whooping cough) have prompted the CDC to recommend this combination vaccine for all adults who have not had a tetanus vaccine within the last 2 years.
  • Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B vaccines are recommend for children and adults at risk for contact with the hepatitis virus.  These vaccines are especially beneficial for patients with underlying liver disease such as steato-hepatitis (fatty liver) or if you have another form of hepatitis (such as hepatitis C.)
  • Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine is the first vaccine proven to reduce the risk of cancer.   The HPV virus is highly prevalent and is the leading cause of cervical cancer in women.  This series of three vaccines is recommended for all females aged 11 through 26 and all males aged 11 through 18.   Women who have had this vaccine series still need to have routine Pap smears for cervical cancer screening.