The Verona Health Department would like to let everyone know that the Montclair Health Department is holding two, free vaccination clinics in September that are open to Verona residents. Four different vaccines are being offered, including the one for cervical cancer.
The clinics will be on Wednesday, September 1 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and on Wednesday, September 8 from 1 to 3:30 p.m., but you need to make an appointment, by calling the Montclair Health Department at 973-509-4974.
Vaccines included in the program include:
TDaP: Tetanus, Diptheria, acellular Pertussis
Pneumovax 23: Pneumococcal vaccine; protects against 23 different types of streptococcal pneumonia bacteria
- For all adults age 65 years and over
- Persons 19 to 64 who are smokers and/or have asthma
- Persons with chronic pulmonary, liver, kidney or heart disorders
- Persons who cannot fight infection from cancer, chemotherapy, HIV infection
Gardasil: HPV – Human Papilloma Virus
- For females: can prevent certain genital warts and cervical cancers caused by those warts
- For males: can prevent certain genital warts
- Females and males: age 11 through 26
Menactra: Meningococcal disease is a serious bacterial illness
- For anyone, age 11 through 55 years; mandatory for 6th grade entrance and may be required of younger adults residing in a college dormitory
It is recommended that people receive tetanus and diphtheria boosters every 10 years. If it has been five years since the last tetanus and diphtheria shot, then it is recommended that students entering grade 6 and adults up to age 65 receive the TDaP; which has the additional benefit of protection against whooping cough.