Tetanus/diphtheria/acellular pertussis (Tdap) - The rate of pertussis ("whooping cough") infections is at epidemic levels in California. Tdap is a relatively new vaccine for adolescents and adults that helps prevent pertussis.
Hepatitis A - Two vaccinations. Vaccination against this food and water-borne liver infection is recommended for all Californians.
Chickenpox (varicella) - Two doses if you've never had the disease.
Flu/pneumococcal vaccinations - If you are in a "high risk" group.
HPV vaccine - For females between ages 9-26 to prevent the most common cause of cervical cancer and genital warts. Since 2009, it has been approved for males ages 9-26 for prevention of genital wart.
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