Advanced Obstetrics and Gynecology
|Monday||8:00am - 4:30pm|
|Tuesday||8:00am - 4:30pm|
|Wednesday||8:00am - 4:30pm|
|Thursday||8:00am - 4:30pm|
|Friday||8:00am - 4:30pm|
Saturday & Sunday
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends certain vaccinations for adults based on your age and health risks. Of particular note is the recent change that every adult should receive an influenza vaccination annually in the fall and winter in order to protect herself and those around her from the potentially deadly flu. You also should take note that the upper cutoff for the HPV (human papillomavirus, the virus that causes abnormal paps) vaccination is approved up to age 26, beyond which, your insurance may no longer pay for it so, please, get this series sooner rather than later. Additional recent vaccination pushes include that every adult should receive a pertussis (whooping cough) vaccination in the form of Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis) and it should be given with each episode of pregnancy after 28 weeks. For more mature women, a one-time shingles vaccination should be given after age 60 as well as a Pneumococcal vaccination at age 65 or older.
You may receive the following vaccinations in our office: influenza, Tdap, HPV, and Hepatitis A & B. For other vaccinations, most pharmacies are able to dispense them with a pharmacist’s order. Established patients may receive an indicated vaccination at our office by scheduling a nursing visit.
Here is a link to a summary of the vaccinations recommended for adults:
www.immunize.org/catg.d/p4030.pdf, as well as to a reliable, online source from ACOG (the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology) if you have general questions about vaccinations: www.immunizationforwomen.org (Subject boxes have tabs for information for OB/Gyns or patients with the 'Patient Tab' on the right).