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.

Dave Gil de Rubio
In addition to being editor of theNassau Observer, 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), New York Press Association (NYPA) and Fair Media Council (FMC).

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