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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
5 years
11-12 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/data/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/data/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/data/GbosContainer/5/peo_document048_en.pdf

Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) 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/data/GbosContainer/5/peo_document123_en_secured.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/data/GbosContainer/5/peo_document194_en_secured.pdf

Hepatitis B Vaccine (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/data/GbosContainer/5/peo_document188_en_secured.pdf

Hepatitis B Vaccine: What Parents Need to Know (Older children or teens who have not been ­immunized and any unvaccinated person living with a person who is known to be infected by HBV should receive 3 doses of the vaccine to protect against infection.) - https://patiented.solutions.aap.org/data/GbosContainer/5/peo_document186_en.pdf

Hepatitis C (Adults and teens can protect themselves from HCV infection by making healthy lifestyle choices and avoiding the following:) - https://patiented.solutions.aap.org/data/GbosContainer/5/peo_document187_en.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/data/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/data/GbosContainer/5/peo_document057.pdf

Influenza Vaccine (Inactivated or Recombinant) (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/data/GbosContainer/5/ppe_document093_en_secured.pdf

Influenza Vaccine (Live, Intranasal) (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/data/GbosContainer/5/ppe_document094_en_secured.pdf

Meningococcal ACWY Vaccines — MenACWY and MPSV4 (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/data/GbosContainer/5/peo_document125_en_secured.pdf

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

MMR (Measles, Mumps & Rubella) Vaccine: What You Need to Know (VIS) (Measles, mumps, and rubella are serious diseases. Before vaccines they were very common, especially among children.) - https://patiented.solutions.aap.org/data/GbosContainer/5/peo_document126_en.pdf

Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (VIS) (Vaccination can protect both children and adults from pneumococcal disease.) - https://patiented.solutions.aap.org/data/GbosContainer/5/peo_document237_en_secured.pdf

Pneumococcal Infections (Your child's doctor will be able to tell if your child has a pneumococcal infection by your child's symptoms, a physical exam, and looking at your child's medical history. X-rays, blood tests, and sometimes a spinal tap also may be done to find out whether a child has a pneumococcal infection.) - https://patiented.solutions.aap.org/data/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/data/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/data/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/data/GbosContainer/5/peo_document215.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/data/GbosContainer/5/peo_document117_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/data/GbosContainer/5/peo_document608_en_secured.pdf