|1 month||Hep B|
|2 months||DPT, Polio, HibCV, Prevnar, Rotavirus|
|4 months||DPT, Polio, HibCV, Prevnar, Rotavirus|
|6 months||DPT, HibCV, Prevnar, Rotavirus, Hep B|
|12 months||Varivax, MMR, Prevnar, Hep A|
|18 months||DPT, Polio, Hep A|
|4-6 years||DPT, Polio, Varivax, MMR|
|11 years||Tdap, MCV, HPV|
|16-18 years||MCV, Meningitis B (Bexsero), Tdap|
- DP&T – Diptheria, Pertussis (Whooping cough), and Tetanus. Most infants and children will have little if any reaction after these inoculations. However, some infants and children experience pain or discomfort beginning one to two hours after inoculation and lasting for 12 to 24 hours. This is perfectly normal and you need not worry if this happens. Infants can appear irritable or fussy and at times will run a mild fever. Acetaminophen can be given to these infants.
- Polio Series – these immunizations are quite successful in making your child immune to polio and generally do not cause any reactions.
- PPD test – the PPD test is not an immunization but a skin test to see if the child has been exposed to tuberculosis or if he or she might have a mild under-diagnosed case of tuberculosis. It causes no fever but must be checked in her office 48 to 72 hours after it is applied.
- Measles – Mumps – Rubella (MMR vaccine). This immunization protects against these three common endless is. There is no reaction immediately and many children never have a reaction to the shot. Occasionally however some children will develop a fever, joint pain, and a rash 5 to 12 days after immunization.
- Smallpox vaccination – the smallpox vaccination is not recommended and is not being given at the present time.
- HibCV (Haemophilus influenza, Type B conjugated vaccine) – recommended in infancy to prevent meningitis which is an infection to the brain.
- Hepatitis B vaccine – recommended for all newborns, infants, and children in adolescence to prevent hepatitis which is an infection to the liver.
- Varivax – designed to prevent or lessen the severity of Chickenpox. This vaccine is given after one year of age.
- Hepatitis A vaccine – two doses after one year of age.
- Rotavirus – recommended at 2, four, and six months of age.