Immunizations

Well-baby care is very important for your baby's health and development.Vaccines are given on the majority of the visits, so please bring your immunization card each time.

Well-visits are recommended annually after 2 years of age. 

Immunization recommendations are as follows:

Age

Immunizations

3-5 days Hepatitis B #1
1 month Hepatitis B #2 
2 months Prevnar, Pentacel (DtaP,IPV,Hib), Rotateq (oral)
4 months Prevnar, Pentacel (DtaP,IPV,Hib), Rotateq (oral)
6 months Prevnar, Pentacel (DtaP,IPV,Hib), Rotateq (oral)
9 months Hepatitis B #3 (unless already given at 6 mth)
12 months MMR, Varivax, hepatitis A, Prevnar
15 months Pentacel (DtaP,IPV,Hib)
18 months hepatitis A
2 years none (unless catching up on hepatitis A)
4-6 years DtaP, IPV, MMR, Varivax
11 years Menactra, Gardasil (a 3 shot series), Tdap
16 years Menactra Booster

 

  • Gardasil – prevents infections from HPV (human papilloma virus).  HPV is the leading cause of cervical cancer and genital warts.  It's given in a series of 3 doses in children over 9 before sexual activity.
  • Rotateq – prevents rotavirus infection, a common cause of profuse watery diarrhea.  Its given in a series of 3 doses at 2,4 & 6 months.
  • Varivax – vaccine has been given to 1 year olds for 15 years, the current recommendation is for a booster at the kindergarten immunizations.  

Abbreviations:

DtaP = Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (given in a single shot)
Prevnar = Strep pneumonia
IPV = Polio
Hib = H. Influenza B
MMR = Measles, Mumps, Rubella
Varivax = Chicken Pox