Vaccinations

No appointment is needed.

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.

*Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR)

*(please call or email ahead  for availability)

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

PicMed carries very limited supplies of the MMR vaccine.  Please call or email to check on availability  email: info@picmedclinic.com.  We can however test for immunity for individuals who do not have documentation but do have immunity. MMR Titer

*Influenza (flu) seasonal availability

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.

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.