Vaccine-Preventable Diseases

Diptheria is one of a number of diseases that proper vaccination can prevent
Diptheria is one of a number of diseases that proper vaccination can prevent

Vaccines are available for all of the following vaccine-preventable diseases (unless otherwise noted):

• Anthrax
• Cervical Cancer
(Human Papillomavirus)
• Diphtheria
• Hepatitis A
• Hepatitis B
• Haemophilus influenzae
type b(Hib)
• Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
• Influenza (Flu)
• Japanese encephalitis (JE)
• Lyme disease (Lyme disease vaccine no longer available
in the U.S.)
• Measles
• Meningococcal
• Monkeypox (There is no
monkey-pox vaccine;
smallpox vaccine is used for
this disease)
• Mumps
• Pertussis
• Pneumococcal
• Polio
• Rabies
• Rotavirus
• Rubella
• Shingles (Herpes Zoster)
• Smallpox
• Tetanus
• Typhoid
• Tuberculosis (TB)
• Varicella (Chickenpox)
• Yellow Fever

To find out more about adult immunization, go here.

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) provided this list.

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Dave Gil de Rubio
In addition to being editor of Massapequa Observer and Hicksville News, Dave Gil de Rubio is a regular contributor to Long Island Weekly, specializing in music and sports features. He has won several awards for writing from Press Club of Long Island (PCLI).

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