Immunizations

Protect Your Children From Disease


Immunizations have improved the health of millions of people by protecting them from life-threatening infections and disease. By keeping your children up-to-date on their immunizations, you are not only protecting their health, but the health of all those that come in contact with them.

 

We understand that parents may have concerns about vaccinating their children.  The following information provides answers to commonly asked questions, childhood immunization schedules, and descriptions of specific vaccines.  We recommend vaccinations according to the schedule put out by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices and the American Academy of Pediatrics.

 

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Commonly Asked Questions

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Is it safe to give so many shots at once?  Yes

Should my child receive a flu vaccine each year?  Yes

Are the ingredients in vaccines safe?  Yes

Is there a relationship between vaccines and autism?  There is no evidence to support this concern.

Can I delay or skip vaccines?  We do not recommend this for our patients.

 

Vaccine Schedules

Recommended Immunizations for Children (Birth through 6 years)

Recommended Immunizations for Preteens and Teens (7-18 years)

 

Specific Routine Vaccine Information

Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis (Whooping Cough) Vaccine (DTaP)

Haemophilus Influenzae Type b Vaccine (Hib)

Hepatitis A Vaccine

Hepatitis B Vaccine

Human Papillomavirus Vaccine (HPV9 or "Gardasil®-9")

Influenza Vaccine - Inactivated, Injectable

Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (German Measles) Vaccine (MMR)

Measles, Mumps, Rubella, and Varicella (chicken pox) (MMRV)

Meningococcal Vaccine (MenACWY or "Menactra®")

Meningococcal Vaccine, Serogroup B (MenB or "Bexsero®") (for patients at high risk of this disease)

Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV13)

Pneumococcal Polysaccharide (PPSV23) (for patients at high risk of this disease)

Polio Vaccine

Rotavirus Vaccine

Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis Vaccine (Tdap)

Tetanus and Diphtheria Vaccine (Td)

Varicella (Chickenpox) Vaccine