Immunization Policy

When is the right age for child immunization vaccines?
When should I vaccinate my child?

Immunizing your child is a safe and effective way to prevent serious and life-threatening illnesses. Currently, the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) in conjunction with the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends routine vaccination to prevent 17 different diseases. Some vaccines are administered in a series of doses in order to provide adequate protection against the disease. Our practice follows these recommended immunization schedules to provide the best possible protection for your child against these diseases. Timely immunization of your child promotes healthy, disease-free lives.

View our Immunization Schedule:

We follow the AAP recommended immunization schedules generally accepted by the pediatric medical community. Some of the vaccines may be given as part of a combination vaccine so that your child gets fewer shots. Ask your doctor which vaccines your child should receive.

 

Recommended Schedule:
AGE

VACCINES

2 Month

*DTaP, Hib, Polio, HepB, Prevnar, Rotateq

4 Month

*DTaP, Hib, Polio, HepB, Prevnar, Rotateq

6 Month

*DTaP, Hib, Polio, HepB, Prevnar, Rotateq

12 Month

Varivax, Prevnar

15 Month

MMR, HIB

18 Month

DTaP, Hep A

2 Years

Hep A (must be at least 6 months from 1st dose)

4 Years

MMR

5 Years

DTP-A, IPV, Varivax

6-9 Years

Hep B if not completed

11 Years           

Tdap, Menectra, Gardasil

16-18 Years  

Menactra
*The DTaP, Hib, and Polio are given as a combined vaccine called Pentacel

 
Additional vaccines that may be given: Dt, Td

Immunization Reactions:

Most infants and children will have very little if any discomfort or fever following an immunization. However, some children may be fussy, irritable, have joint pain or run a mild fever. There is no need to worry when this happens and the appropriate dose of acetaminophen may be given. Please report any severe reactions or extremely high fevers.

For more information on vaccines and immunizing your child, please visit the following websites:

Office Documents

These links will allow you access to printable office forms. Note these forms should not be emailed back to the office. If you prefer, you can fax these to us at 770-772-6099, or bring them with you on your next visit."

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