Do you know which pneumococcal vaccine a patient needs and when?

A new app from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) can help. Available for Apple or iOS devices, you can get guidance for pneumococcal vaccination by entering information related to a patient’s age, underlying conditions, and pneumococcal vaccination history. Find out more or download the app.

Travelers from Tijuana are returning infected with antibiotic-resistant strains of Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

The CDC recently posted a level 2 alert related to travelers returning from Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico, with an antibiotic-resistant strain of P. aeruginosa. Each of the patients had invasive medical procedures while there, including weight-loss surgery. About half of the cases were in people treated at Grand View Hospital, which has since been closed by the Mexican government until further notice. Find out more on the CDC’s travel page.

Guidance for travelers to Asia for the Lunar New Year celebrations has been posted.

The CDC also posted information for those traveling to Asia for the Lunar New Year in early February. General information as well as resources for specific diseases, including Zika, are offered on the CDC’s page.

Materials in this section are updated as new information and vaccines become available. The Vaccine Education Center staff regularly reviews materials for accuracy.

You should not consider the information in this site to be specific, professional medical advice for your personal health or for your family's personal health. You should not use it to replace any relationship with a physician or other qualified healthcare professional. For medical concerns, including decisions about vaccinations, medications and other treatments, you should always consult your physician or, in serious cases, seek immediate assistance from emergency personnel.