Northside/Northpoint OB-GYN

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IMMUNIZATION PROGRAM

Northside/Northpoint OB-GYN of Atlanta and Alpharetta, GA is pleased to offer an in-office vaccine immunization program to protect patients and their children from:

  • Hepatitis A- causes liver disease and is spread from contaminated food or water.  
    It is recommended for international travelers or anyone interested and for all children in the U.S.
    TwinRx: Hepatitis A and B vaccines can be given in combination in a 3 part series at your visit and in 1 and 6 months
  • Hepatitis B- causes more serious liver disease and is spread through contact with blood, semen, vaginal secretions or other body fluids.
    Children get this vaccine at birth but if you wore born before 1986 you may not have received this vaccine.
    Hepatitis A and B vaccines can be given in combination in a 3 part series at your visit and in 1 and 6 months.
  • Gardasil / HPV or Human Papillomavirus - can cause genital warts and increase risk of cervical cancer.
    Recommended for young women aged 11-26,  but may also be appropriate for women older than 26.
    Gardasil/Cervarix (HPV vaccines)- given as a 3 part series: Today, two months, and 6 months
  • Tdap- for tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (whooping cough).
    Whooping cough is a lung infection that is very contagious and dangerous to infants.
    Vaccine is recommended for parents and others in close contact with infants.
    Tdap - one dose every 10 years
  • Influenza- Flu vaccine recommended annually for everyone over age 6 months, and especially people with long term illnesses and pregnant women.
    Influenza- one dose every year from September 1 to April 1

Other vaccinations that should be considered are varicella (chicken pox), MMR (measles, mumps and rubella), zoster, pneumococcal and meningococcal vaccines.  These should be available with your PCP.

If you are traveling internationally and unsure which vaccinations are recommended, you can look on the CDC’s website at http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/.