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Immunizations

Recommended Immunization Schedule

As a provider of children's health care, our office is aware of the controversies surrounding immunizations. We understand parent concerns and fears regarding vaccine reactions and side effects. Current data shows no relationship between vaccines and Autism or any other developmental condition. If you would like more information, be sure to see these vaccine safety websites: www.aap.org, www.nih.gov, www.cdc.gov, www.vaccinesafety.edu, http://jama.ama-assn.org/content/298/18/2155.full.

Routine administration of Tylenol prior to vaccination is not recommended but can be used following vaccination for localized tenderness or irritability.

Birth
2 months
4 months
6 months
6 months + (yearly)
12 months
15 months
2 years
4 years
5 years
11-12 years
11-12 years (2nd shot: 6-12 months after the first shot)
15 years (if started at 15 yrs, 3 doses- 2nd shot: 2 months after first shot)
15 years (if started at 15 yrs, 3 doses- 3rd shot: 6 months after first shot)
16 years

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Vaccine Information

DTaP (Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis) - Daptacel, Infanrix, Tripedia

Flu Shot (Influenza (Flu) Vaccine) - Fluzone, Fluvirin, Fluarix

Hep A (Hepatitis A) - Havrix, Vaqta

Hep B (Hepatitis B) - Engerix-B, Recombivax HB

Hib (Haemophilus Influenzae Type b) - PedvaxHIB, ActHIB, Hiberix, HibTITER

IPV (Polio) - Ipol

Meningococcal ACWY (Meningococcal ACWY Vaccines) - Menomune, Menactra, Menveo

MMR (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella) - M-M-R II

MMRV (Measles, Mumps, Rubella & Varicella) - ProQuad

Multiple Vaccines (DTaP, Hib, Polio, Or DTaP & Polio) - Pentacel, Kinrix

PCV13 (Pneumococcal Conjugate) - Prevnar 13

PPV (Pneumococcal Polysaccharide)

Rotavirus (Rotavirus) - RotaTeq, Rotarix

TdaP (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis) - Boostrix, Adacel

Varicella (Chickenpox) - Varivax


More Vaccine Articles

ASDs Family Handout—Vaccines (Some parents of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) may worry about a possible link between vaccines and ASDs. In fact, one recent survey said that 54% of parents of children with ASDs thought ASDs were caused by immunizations. The consensus of health professionals based on scientific research is that there is no evidence that vaccines cause ASDs. Despite these scientific data, parents continue to worry that vaccines may cause children at risk for ASDs to develop symptoms at the time many childhood vaccinations are given. Some common questions that parents have include) - https://patiented.solutions.aap.org/aap/content_public/gboscontainer/5/peo_document599_en.pdf

Chickenpox Vaccine, The ((Please see the related Vaccine Information Statement, The Chickenpox Vaccine: What You Need to Know)) - https://patiented.solutions.aap.org/aap/content_public/gboscontainer/5/peo_document015_en.pdf

Haemophilus influenzae Type b ((Please see the related Vaccine Information Statement, Haemophilus Influenzae Type b (Hib) Vaccine: What You Need to Know)) - https://patiented.solutions.aap.org/aap/content_public/gboscontainer/5/peo_document048_en.pdf

Hepatitis A Vaccine (VIS) (Hepatitis A is a serious liver disease. It is caused by the hepatitis A virus (HAV). HAV is spread from person to person through contact with the feces (stool) of people who are infected, which can easily happen if someone does not wash his or her hands properly. You can also get hepatitis A from food, water, or objects contaminated with HAV.) - https://patiented.solutions.aap.org/aap/content_public/gboscontainer/5/peo_document194_en_secured.pdf

Hepatitis B Vaccine (Hepatitis B VIS) (Hepatitis B is a serious disease that affects the liver. It is caused by the hepatitis B virus. Hepatitis B can cause mild illness lasting a few weeks, or it can lead to a serious, lifelong illness.) - https://patiented.solutions.aap.org/aap/content_public/gboscontainer/5/peo_document188.pdf

Hepatitis B Vaccine: What Parents Need to Know (People with HBV can pass it to those who are not protected. Immunizing your child against this virus will protect him or her now and when he or she is older and exposed to more people.) - https://patiented.solutions.aap.org/aap/content_public/gboscontainer/5/peo_document186.pdf

Hepatitis C (There are a variety of medicines available for adults with HCV infection, however none of them have been approved for use in children. Vitamin supplements may be prescribed, and many infected infants are given phenobarbital, a drug used to control seizures, that also stimulates liver function. Infant formulas containing fats that are more easily digested than those in standard formulas also may be recommended. Children whose HCV infection has already caused liver damage should see a pediatric gastroenterologist or hepatologist experienced in treating liver disorders.) - https://patiented.solutions.aap.org/aap/content_public/gboscontainer/5/peo_document187_en.pdf

Hib (Haemophilus Influenzae type b) Vaccine (VIS) (Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) disease is a serious disease caused by bacteria. It usually affects children under 5 years old. It can also affect adults with certain medical conditions.) - https://patiented.solutions.aap.org/aap/content_public/gboscontainer/5/peo_document123_en_secured.pdf

HPV (Human Papillomavirus) Vaccine (VIS) (HPV vaccine prevents infection with human papillomavirus (HPV) types that are associated with many cancers, including:) - https://patiented.solutions.aap.org/aap/content_public/gboscontainer/5/ppe_document100_en.pdf

Immunizations: What You Need to Know (However, parents may still have questions about why vaccines are needed, and some parents may be concerned about vaccine safety because they have been misinformed. ) - https://patiented.solutions.aap.org/aap/content_public/gboscontainer/5/peo_document057.pdf

Influenza (Inactivated or Recombinant) Vaccine (VIS) (Influenza (“flu”) is a contagious disease that spreads around the United States every year, usually between October and May.) - https://patiented.solutions.aap.org/aap/content_public/gboscontainer/5/ppe_document093_en_secured.pdf

Influenza (Live, Intranasal) Vaccine (VIS) (Influenza (“flu”) is a contagious disease that spreads around the United States every year, usually between October and May.) - https://patiented.solutions.aap.org/aap/content_public/gboscontainer/5/ppe_document094_en.pdf

Meningococcal ACWY Vaccines (VIS) (Meningococcal disease is a serious illness caused by a type of bacteria called Neisseria meningitidis. It can lead to meningitis (infection of the lining of the brain and spinal cord) and infections of the blood. Meningococcal disease often occurs without warning—even among people who are otherwise healthy.) - https://patiented.solutions.aap.org/aap/content_public/gboscontainer/5/peo_document125.pdf

Meningococcal Disease—Information for Teens and College Students (Serogroup B meningococcal vaccines (MenB)) - https://patiented.solutions.aap.org/aap/content_public/gboscontainer/5/peo_document071_en_secured.pdf

MMR (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella) Vaccine (VIS) (Measles, mumps, and rubella are viral diseases that can have serious consequences. Before vaccines, these diseases were very common in the United States, especially among children. They are still common in many parts of the world.) - https://patiented.solutions.aap.org/aap/content_public/gboscontainer/5/peo_document126.pdf

Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (VIS) (Vaccination can protect both children and adults from pneumococcal disease.) - https://patiented.solutions.aap.org/aap/content_public/gboscontainer/5/peo_document237_en.pdf

Pneumococcal Infections (Pneumococcal infections occur most often during the winter months. Infections spread from person to person the same way a cold or the flu spreads—by droplets passed through the air from coughing or sneezing, and through direct contact such as touching unwashed hands or kissing. The disease may spread quickly, especially in places where there are a lot of children, like child care centers and preschools.) - https://patiented.solutions.aap.org/aap/content_public/gboscontainer/5/peo_document080_en.pdf

Polio Vaccine (VIS) (Vaccination can protect people from polio. Polio is a disease caused by a virus. It is spread mainly by person-to-person contact. It can also be spread by consuming food or drinks that are contaminated with the feces of an infected person.) - https://patiented.solutions.aap.org/aap/content_public/gboscontainer/5/peo_document128_en_secured.pdf

Protect Yourself and Help Protect Your Baby: Information for New Moms on the Tdap Vaccine (Getting the Tdap vaccine now will give you 10 years or more of protection from these diseases and help you prevent passing them on to your new baby. Isn't it great to know that just one shot can help keep you and your new baby safe and healthy? For more information about this vaccine, talk with your doctor.) - https://patiented.solutions.aap.org/aap/content_public/gboscontainer/5/peo_document228_en.pdf

Rotavirus Vaccine (VIS) (Rotavirus is a virus that causes diarrhea, mostly in babies and young children. The diarrhea can be severe, and lead to dehydration. Vomiting and fever are also common in babies with rotavirus.) - https://patiented.solutions.aap.org/aap/content_public/gboscontainer/5/peo_document215.pdf

Vacuna antimeningocócica ACWY: (Meningococcal ACWY VIS) (La enfermedad meningocócica es una enfermedad seria, causada por un tipo de bacteria denominada Neisseria meningitidis. Puede producir meningitis (infección del revestimiento del cerebro y la médula espinal) e infecciones de la sangre. Es frecuente que la enfermedad meningocócica ocurra sin advertencia, incluso en personas por lo demás sanas.) - https://patiented.solutions.aap.org/aap/content_public/gboscontainer/5/peo_document125.spanish.pdf

Vacuna contra el Hib (Hib VIS) (La enfermedad provocada por el Haemophilus influenzae tipo b (Hib) es una enfermedad grave causada por una bacteria. Por lo general, afecta a niños menores de 5 años. También puede afectar a adultos con determinadas afecciones médicas.) - https://patiented.solutions.aap.org/aap/content_public/gboscontainer/5/peo_document123.spanish.pdf

Vacuna contra la varicela (viruela loca) (Chickenpox VIS) (La varicela (también llamada viruela loca) es una enfermedad vírica muy contagiosa. Es causada por el virus de la varicela zóster. La varicela es generalmente leve, pero puede ser grave en lactantes menores de 12 meses de edad, adolescentes, adultos, mujeres embarazadas y personas con sistemas inmunitarios debilitados.) - https://patiented.solutions.aap.org/aap/content_public/gboscontainer/5/peo_document117.spanish.pdf

Vacuna contra MMR (sarampión, paperas y rubeola) (MMR VIS) (El sarampión, las paperas y la rubeola son enfermedades víricas que pueden tener consecuencias serias. Antes de que existieran las vacunas, estas enfermedades eran muy frecuentes en Estados Unidos, especialmente entre los niños. Aún son frecuentes en muchos lugares del mundo.) - https://patiented.solutions.aap.org/aap/content_public/gboscontainer/5/peo_document126.spanish.pdf

Vacuna neumocócica conjugada (PCV13) (Pneumococcal Congugate VIS) (La vacunación puede proteger tanto a niños como adultos contra la enfermedad neumocócica.) - https://patiented.solutions.aap.org/aap/content_public/gboscontainer/5/peo_document237.spanish.pdf

Vacuna Td (Td VIS) (El tétanos y la difteria son enfermedades muy graves. Actualmente, son poco frecuentes en los Estados Unidos, pero las personas que se infectan suelen tener complicaciones severas. La vacuna Td se utiliza para proteger a los adolescentes y a los adultos contra estas enfermedades.) - https://patiented.solutions.aap.org/aap/content_public/gboscontainer/5/ppe_document099.spanish.pdf

Vacuna Tdap (Tdap VIS) (El tétanos, la difteria y la tos ferina son enfermedades muy graves. La vacuna Tdap puede protegernos contra estas enfermedades. Además, si se administra la vacuna Tdap a las mujeres embarazadas, puede proteger a los bebés recién nacidos contra la tos ferina.) - https://patiented.solutions.aap.org/aap/content_public/gboscontainer/5/peo_document604.spanish.pdf

Varicella (Chickenpox) Vaccine (VIS) (Chickenpox (also called varicella) is a common childhood disease. It is usually mild, but it can be serious, especially in young infants and adults.) - https://patiented.solutions.aap.org/aap/content_public/gboscontainer/5/peo_document117_en.pdf

Whooping Cough (Pertussis) (Pertussis often acts like a common cold for a week or two. Then the cough gets worse, and the older child may start to have the characteristic "whoop"s. During this phase (which can last two weeks or more), the child often is short of breath and can look bluish around the mouth. She also may tear, drool, and vomit.) - https://patiented.solutions.aap.org/aap/content_public/gboscontainer/5/peo_document575_en.pdf

Your Child’s First Vaccines (VIS) (The vaccines covered on this statement are those most likely to be given during the same visits during infancy and early childhood. Other vaccines (including measles, mumps, and rubella; varicella; rotavirus; influenza; and hepatitis A) are also routinely recommended during the first five years of life.) - https://patiented.solutions.aap.org/aap/content_public/gboscontainer/5/peo_document608_en_secured.pdf