Our office strongly believes in the importance of vaccines. All of our providers believe it is important to stick to the immunization schedule. If there’s a certain schedule you have in mind, please have a printout and the doctor will review to make sure it meets the AAP & CDC recommendations. If you feel differently and do not wish to immunize your child according to our schedule, we may not be a good fit for you and your child. We do not feel that you are a “fit” for our practice if you refuse vaccinations after regarding our discussions regarding the need for the vaccines. Parents refusing vaccinations will be asked to find another practice.

Immunization Schedule

BirthHepatitis B
1 monthsHepatitis B
2 monthsPentacel, Prevnar, Rotateq
4 monthsPentacel, Prevnar, Rotateq
6 monthsPentacel, Prevnar, Rotateq, Hepatitis B, Flu (during the season)
9 monthsFlu (during the season)
12 monthsHepatitis A, DTaP, Prevnar, Flu (during the season)
15 monthsMMR, Varicella, Hib
18 monthsHepatitis A
2-3 yearsFlu (during the season)
4 yearsDTaP, IPV, MMR, Varicella, Flu (during the season)
5-10 yearsFlu (during the season)
11 yearsTdap, Menactra, HPV, Flu (during the season)
12-15 yearsFlu (during the season)
16 yearsMenactra, Flu (during the season)
217 years and olderFlu (during the season)

If you would like to print out a copy of the recommended immunization schedule, you can see the vaccine & immunization information in the following links:

Common Vaccine Reactions

  • Fever: This is the most common. Give Tylenol.
  • Pain or swelling at the injection site (or fussiness in babies): Give Tylenol. Use ice packs on the day vaccines are given. Use warm packs the next day.
  • Fatigue: After vaccines your child may be more tired than normal.
  • Nodules under skin at injection site: This is the body’s reaction to the vaccine. It is normal and may last a few days to a month. It should not cause your child pain.

Vaccines do NOT cause autism. There have been no studies that have shown a correlation between vaccines and autism. In fact, the most recent studies show no connection between vaccines and autism.

For more information on vaccines, please visit the following sites:

Signed Vaccine Policy Statement

If you would like to read over our vaccine policy statement, please click on the PDF link below