Healthy Cleveland: Immunizations & Vaccinations

August is National Immunization Awareness Month! To commemorate, TV20 is re-airing a 2017 episode of Healthy Cleveland.

In this episode, TV20 host Leah Longbrake sat down with Nurse Annette from the Cleveland Department of Public to discuss the importance of childhood & adulthood immunizations and vaccinations.

For newborns, the following vaccinations are recommended:

  • Hepatitis B
  • Diphtheria
  • Tetanus
  • Pertussis
  • Polio
  • Haemophilus Influenzae B
  • Pneumococcal Conjugate

For adolescents, a different set of vaccinations is suggested:

  • Menactra
  • HPV

Finally, there are certain vaccinations recommended for adults:

  • TDAP (Tetanus, Diptheria, & Pertussis)
  • Zostavax

There are two immunization clinics in the city of Cleveland, where you can receive immunization shots:

McCafferty Health Center 
4242 Lorain Ave. Cleveland, Ohio 44113
Telephone: 216-651-5005

J. Glen Smith Health Center
11100 St. Clair Ave. Cleveland, Ohio 44108
Telephone: 216-294-4100

To learn more about  services provided by the Cleveland Department of Health, you can go to, call 216-664-3609, or follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

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