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

AgeImmunization
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