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Vaccines

Pediatric Vaccines 

At Pediatrics East, we are committed to providing the best possible care for your child. That’s why we believe all children and young adults should receive all of the recommended vaccines according to the schedule published by the Centers for Disease Control and the American Academy of Pediatrics

Part of providing your child with great care is ensuring that they receive life-saving vaccines to prevent serious illnesses and/or future complications. We firmly believe vaccinating our children and young adults is an essential health intervention that promotes their development and well-being as they grow. At Pediatrics East, we closely monitor all available literature, evidence, and current studies on the topic, and we believe that vaccines are safe, effective, and essential. We also firmly believe that thimerosal, a preservative in some vaccines, does not cause autism or other developmental disabilities. 

Though pediatric vaccinations may not be a pleasant experience for your little one, they are critical to their health and offer protection against the contraction and spreading of deadly diseases. If you have any concerns about a certain vaccine, ask your pediatrician for additional information. Follow the pediatric vaccine schedule below to stay current on all necessary vaccinations. 

2 Month Check-up

At age 2 months, a series of several vaccinations usually begins. Combination vaccines are generally recommended to reduce the number of shots.

  • Diphtheria, tetanus, and acellular pertussis vaccine (DTaP)
  • Inactivated poliovirus vaccine (IPV)
  • Haemophilus influenzae type b vaccine (Hib)
  • Prevnar - Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine
  • Hepatitis B vaccine
  • Rotavirus vaccine (RotaTeq)   (cannot be given before 6 wks of age)
4 Month Check-up 

At age 4 months, follow-up doses to those vaccines received at age 2 months are usually given.

  • Diphtheria, tetanus, and acellular pertussis vaccine (DTaP)
  • Inactivated poliovirus vaccine (IPV)
  • Haemophilus influenzae type b vaccine (Hib)
  • Prevnar - Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine
  • Hepatitis B vaccine
  • Rotavirus vaccine (RotaTeq)   (cannot start series now)
6 Month Check-up

At age 6 months, another round of the vaccines given at 2 months and 4 months is usually given.

  • Diphtheria, tetanus, and acellular pertussis vaccine (DTaP)
  • Inactivated poliovirus vaccine (IPV)
  • Haemophilus influenzae type b vaccine (Hib)
  • Prevnar - Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine
  • Rotavirus vaccine (RotaTeq)   (cannot start series now)
9 Month Check-up

No immunizations at 9 months.

12 Month Check-up

The first doses of MMR and varicella vaccines are usually given between ages 12 months and 15 months. In addition, two doses of the hepatitis A vaccine — spaced at least six months apart — are usually given between ages 12 months and 23 months.

  • Hepatitis A vaccine
  • Varivax - Chickenpox (varicella) vaccine
  • Measles, Mumps, Rubella vaccine (MMR)
15 Month Check-up

The final dose of Hib and the fourth dose of DTaP is usually given between ages 15 months and 18 months.

  • Hepatitis B vaccine
  • Haemophilus influenzae type b vaccine (Hib)  (when available)
  • Prevnar - Pneumococcal Conjugate vaccine
18 Month Check-up 

Diphtheria, tetanus, and acellular pertussis vaccine (DTaP)
Hepatitis A vaccine

60 Month (5 yr. Check-up)

Diphtheria, tetanus, and acellular pertussis vaccine (DTaP)
Inactivated poliovirus vaccine (IPV)
Measles-mumps-rubella vaccine (MMR)
Varivax - Chickenpox (varicella) vaccine

11-12 years
  • Tdap (Adacel - 7 and up)
  • Menactra
  • Gardasil (girls & boys > 11 - if younger at physicians discretion only)

Gardasil may be a 2 or 3 dose series depending on the child's age.
         2 dose schedule: Dose 1 now, Dose 2 in 6 months
         3 dose schedule: Dose 1 now, Dose 2 in 2 months, Dose 3 in 4 more months

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