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.
|1 months||Hepatitis B|
|2 months||Pentacel, Prevnar, Rotateq|
|4 months||Pentacel, Prevnar, Rotateq|
|6 months||Pentacel, Prevnar, Rotateq, Hepatitis B, Flu (during the season)|
|9 months||Flu (during the season)|
|12 months||Hepatitis A, DTaP, Prevnar, Flu (during the season)|
|15 months||MMR, Varicella, Hib|
|18 months||Hepatitis A|
|2-3 years||Flu (during the season)|
|4 years||DTaP, IPV, MMR, Varicella, Flu (during the season)|
|5-10 years||Flu (during the season)|
|11 years||Tdap, Menactra, HPV, Flu (during the season)|
|12-15 years||Flu (during the season)|
|16 years||Menactra, Flu (during the season)|
|217 years and older||Flu (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:
- 2016 Recommended Immunizations for Children from Birth through 6 Years Old
- 2016 Recommended Immunizations for Children from 7 Through 18 Years Old
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