For more information about available vaccines, please refer to:
The following are the schedules for commonly received vaccines. Please make sure to follow the schedule closely as to maximize the benefit of the immunization.
TWINRIX: Initial shot, 1 month after initial shot, 6 months after initial shot.
HEP A: Initial shot, 6-12 months after initial shot
HEP B: Initial shot, 1 month after initial shot, 6 months after initial shot
GARDASIL: Initial shot, 2 months after initial shot, 6 months after initial shot
SHINGRIX (SHINGLES VACCINE): Increased protection against getting shingles. Recommended for 50 years old and over. 2 doses, 2-6 months apart.
ZOSTAVAX (SHINGLES VACCINE)
Single shot. Reduction of shingles and post-herpetic neuralgia. Covered by OHIP for 65-70 years old. Optional after 50 years old. Please speak to us to find out if you are a candidate.
TETANUS BOOSTER: every 10 years (usually given with Pertussis [Whooping cough] and Diphtheria, in people over age 15)
PREVNAR 13: Single shot. Prevention of invasive pneumococcal disease that has been used in children for many years, is now indicated for adults as well. Please speak to us to find out if you are a candidate.