Vaccinations at MetroIPC

 

Below is a list of the most common types of vaccines that our patients request. The CDC also offers a list of destinations along with the travel vaccinations and medications you will need for your trip abroad.

If you are interested in a vaccine, please contact your local MetroIPC office to ensure availability prior to your visit. Due to the varying shelf life on vaccines, we recommend calling at least a few days.  The CDC recommends getting your vaccinations 4-6 weeks prior to travel.

For children under the age of 18, MetroIPC recommends vaccinations through their pediatrician.

Click here to schedule an appointment for your next vaccination visit.

 

Diphtheria-Tetanus-Pertussis: Common combination vaccine. Two forms available:

·      DTaP

·      Tdap

Hepatitis A (Total 2): A typical vaccine recommended for all children and adults, especially for those at high risk of exposure to hepatitis A.

Hepatitis B (Total 3): This vaccination is recommended for all children and adults, especially for those at high risk of exposure to hepatitis B.

HPV (Gardasil): Protects against cervical cancer and genital warts caused by the human papilloma virus. Can be given up to age 26.

Influenza/Flu: Recommended to anyone over the age of 6 months but especially for Pregnant women, people over 50, and others who are at increased risk. The vaccine is also available to anyone who requests it.

PPD (Tuberculosis) Test: A skin test used to diagnose tuberculosis (TB)

Polymelitis (Polio): Protects against polio, a very contagious viral infection that affects the nerves.

Pneumoccocal: Protects against bacterial infections caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae, such as ear infections, sinusitis, pneumonia, and meningitis.

Meningococcal: Protects against infections that can lead to meningitis or death. Two forms available:

·      Menomune

·      Menactra

Mumps, Measles, Rubella: Common combination vaccine given in 2 doses.

Shingles: Helps reduce the risk of shingles (herpes zoster) and the residual pain it can cause. The herpes zoster virus is the same virus that causes chickenpox.

Tetanus: Protects against the toxin produced by the tetanus bacteria that typically enters the body through a wound. A booster of the tetanus vaccine is recommended every 10 years thereafter. Also, people sometimes need to be vaccinated after an injury.

Typhoid Fever (Salmonella Typhi): Two forms available:

·      Inactivated Typhoid Vaccine (shot)

·      Live Typhoid Vaccine (oral)

 

*Please note: Your cost may vary according to your specific insurance plan co-pay and coverage. Please contact your insurance plan provider to verify your coverage and cost of visit. Self-pay pricing is also available, please ask the front desk attendant for more information
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