Service Tree

The Service Tree lists all services in "branched" groups, starting with the very general and moving to the very specific. Click on the name of any group name to see the sub-groups available within it. Click on a service code to see its details and the providers who offer that service.

Adolescent/Adult Immunizations

Programs that protect adolescents and adults from childhood diseases such as tetanus (lockjaw), diphtheria, measles, mumps, chicken pox (varicella), rubella (German measles), polio and hepatitis A and B, some of which are typically mild in children but generally more serious when contracted by adults or older youngsters.

Childhood Immunizations

Programs that inoculate infants and young children to prevent them from contracting diseases to which they are particularly susceptible including diphtheria, tetanus (lockjaw), measles, chicken pox (varicella), rubella (German measles), whooping cough (pertussis), Hib (haemophilus influenzae type B), hepatitis B, pneumococcal infections and polio. Hepatitis A vaccine is recommended for use in selected locales and for certain high-risk groups. Influenza vaccine is recommended annually for children older than six months with specific risk factors. Rotovirus vaccination (to prevent acute gastroenteritis with vomiting and severe diarrhea) is recommended during the first year of infancy. A baby should receive two or three doses depending on the brand used. Some of the childhood immunizations involve a series of doses at specific intervals.

Flu Vaccines

Programs that inoculate susceptible individuals of all ages, but particularly people who are very young or very old, to prevent them from contracting any of the variant strains of influenza that are prevalent during the winter and spring. The vaccine may be administered as a "shot" that is given with a needle, usually in the arm, or in the form of a nasal mist.

HPV Immunizations

Programs that provide inoculations which provide some measure of protection against the human papillomavirus, a sexually transmitted disease some strains of which have been shown to be a major cause of cervical cancer. HPV has also been linked to cancer of the anus, vulva, vagina and some cancers of the oropharynx (the middle part of the throat that includes the soft palate, the base of the tongue and the tonsils). Some studies indicate that it may also be a risk factor for cancer of the penis.

Meningitis Immunizations

Programs that provide inoculations which prevent recipients from contracting meningococcal meningitis, a potentially life-threatening bacterial infection that causes inflammation of the membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord. Students living in on-campus housing at colleges and universities in some areas may be required to have proof of immunization prior to receiving residence hall entry. Some campus health centers provide meningitis vaccination clinics for their students.

Travel Immunizations

Programs that provide inoculations to prevent individuals who will be traveling outside the U.S., Canada and Europe from contracting infectious diseases such as typhoid, typhus, hepatitis A and B, malaria, dysentery or yellow fever.

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