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Immunizations

We firmly believe that all children and young adults should receive all of the recommended vaccines according to the schedule published by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Click on the links below to visit the CDC and AAP websites. You will also find links to many other resources regarding immunizations under Vaccinations on our Useful Links page.

2017 Letter to The White House on Vaccine Safety and Effectiveness:  includes endorsements of over 200 National and State organizations as well as summaries of and links to over 40 major recent safety studies

Centers for Disease Control

American Academy of Pediatrics

Click on a link below to find more information about immunizations.

Your Child's First Vaccines

CDC-Parent's Guide to Childhood Immunizations

Great Videos About Vaccines

The Childhood Immunization Schedule and Safety
A 2013 comprehensive review by the Institute of Medicine

***MMR DOES NOT CAUSE AUTISM!!! See 25 Studies That REFUTE ANY MMR/autism link

Origins of "MMR Scare": Doctor made false claims that MMR and autism are linked

*** WHY YOU SHOULD VACCINATE YOUR BABY

General Vaccine Info

Institute for Vaccine Safety at Johns Hopkins University

Risks of not vaccinating

Short Videos of Parents and Experts discussing Vaccines

Influenza Vaccine Information

Flu: A Guide for Parents

Thimerosal (preservative) information

Unsure about flu vaccine? Check out "Families Fighting Flu"

Vaccine Information Statement - FLU Inactivated Vaccine

Vaccine Information Statement - FluMist Intranasal Vaccine

Recommended Immunization Schedule

Birth
2 months
4 months
6 months
6 months + (yearly)
12 months
15 months
18 Months
4 years
10+ years (if local outbreak; absent or damaged spleen; complement deficiency)
11-12 years
11-12 years (2nd shot: 6-12 months after the first shot)
15 years (if started at 15 yrs, 3 doses- 2nd shot: 2 months after first shot)
15 years (if started at 15 yrs, 3 doses- 3rd shot: 6 months after first shot)
16 years
16-18 years (Ask us about frequency)

Vaccine Information Sheets

DTaP (Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis) - Daptacel, Infanrix, Tripedia

Flu Shot (Influenza (Flu) Vaccine) - Fluzone, Fluvirin, Fluarix

Hep A (Hepatitis A) - Havrix, Vaqta

Hep B (Hepatitis B) - Engerix-B, Recombivax HB

Hib (Haemophilus Influenzae Type b) - PedvaxHIB, ActHIB, Hiberix, HibTITER

HPV Gardasil-9 (Human Papillomavirus) - Gardasil-9

IPV (Polio) - Ipol

Meningococcal ACWY (Meningococcal ACWY Vaccines) - Menomune, Menactra, Menveo

MMR (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella) - M-M-R II

MMRV (Measles, Mumps, Rubella & Varicella) - ProQuad

Multiple Vaccines (DTaP, Hib, Polio, Or DTaP & Polio) - Pentacel, Kinrix

PCV13 (Pneumococcal Conjugate) - Prevnar 13

PPV (Pneumococcal Polysaccharide) -

Rotavirus (Rotavirus) - RotaTeq, Rotarix

TdaP (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis) - Boostrix, Adacel

Varicella (Chickenpox) - Varivax

Meningococcal (Serogroup B - Men B) (Serogroup B Meningococcal (Men B)) - Trumenba

More Vaccine Articles

ASDs Family Handout—Vaccines (Some parents of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) may worry about a possible link between vaccines and ASDs. In fact, one recent survey said that 54% of parents of children with ASDs thought ASDs were caused by immunizations. The consensus of health professionals based on scientific research is that there is no evidence that vaccines cause ASDs. Despite these scientific data, parents continue to worry that vaccines may cause children at risk for ASDs to develop symptoms at the time many childhood vaccinations are given. Some common questions that parents have include) - https://patiented.solutions.aap.org/data/GbosContainer/5/peo_document599_en.pdf

Chickenpox Vaccine, The ((Please see the related Vaccine Information Statement, The Chickenpox Vaccine: What You Need to Know)) - https://patiented.solutions.aap.org/data/GbosContainer/5/peo_document015_en.pdf

DTaP (Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis) Vaccine (VIS) (Diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis are serious diseases caused by bacteria. Diphtheria and pertussis are spread from person to person. Tetanus enters the body through cuts or wounds.) - https://patiented.solutions.aap.org/data/GbosContainer/5/peo_document118_en.pdf

Haemophilus influenzae Type b ((Please see the related Vaccine Information Statement, Haemophilus Influenzae Type b (Hib) Vaccine: What You Need to Know)) - https://patiented.solutions.aap.org/data/GbosContainer/5/peo_document048_en.pdf

Hepatitis A Vaccine (VIS) (Hepatitis A is a serious liver disease. It is caused by the hepatitis A virus (HAV). HAV is spread from person to person through contact with the feces (stool) of people who are infected, which can easily happen if someone does not wash his or her hands properly. You can also get hepatitis A from food, water, or objects contaminated with HAV.) - https://patiented.solutions.aap.org/data/GbosContainer/5/peo_document194_en_secured.pdf

Hepatitis B Vaccine (VIS) (Hepatitis B is a serious disease that affects the liver. It is caused by the hepatitis B virus. Hepatitis B can cause mild illness lasting a few weeks, or it can lead to a serious, lifelong illness. ) - https://patiented.solutions.aap.org/data/GbosContainer/5/peo_document188_en_secured.pdf

Hepatitis B Vaccine: What Parents Need to Know (Immunizations have protected children for years, but vaccines only work if your child is immunized. It only takes 3 doses of the hepatitis B vaccine to protect your child for a lifetime.) - https://patiented.solutions.aap.org/data/GbosContainer/5/peo_document186_en.pdf

Hepatitis C (Adults and teens can protect themselves from HCV infection by making healthy lifestyle choices and avoiding the following:) - https://patiented.solutions.aap.org/data/GbosContainer/5/peo_document187_en.pdf

Hib (Haemophilus Influenzae type b) Vaccine (VIS) (Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) disease is a serious disease caused by bacteria. It usually affects children under 5 years old. It can also affect adults with certain medical conditions.) - https://patiented.solutions.aap.org/data/GbosContainer/5/peo_document123_en_secured.pdf

HPV (Human Papillomavirus) Vaccine (VIS) (HPV vaccine prevents infection with human papillomavirus (HPV) types that are associated with many cancers, including:) - https://patiented.solutions.aap.org/data/GbosContainer/5/ppe_document100_en.pdf

Immunizations: What You Need to Know (Vaccines (immunizations) keep children healthy. Vaccines are safe. Vaccines are effective. Vaccines save lives.) - https://patiented.solutions.aap.org/data/GbosContainer/5/peo_document057.pdf

Influenza (Inactivated or Recombinant) Vaccine (VIS) (Influenza (“flu”) is a contagious disease that spreads around the United States every year, usually between October and May.) - https://patiented.solutions.aap.org/data/GbosContainer/5/ppe_document093_en_secured.pdf

Influenza (Live, Intranasal) Vaccine (VIS) (Influenza (“flu”) is a contagious disease that spreads around the United States every year, usually between October and May.) - https://patiented.solutions.aap.org/data/GbosContainer/5/ppe_document094_en.pdf

Meningococcal ACWY Vaccines (VIS) (Meningococcal disease is a serious illness caused by a type of bacteria called Neisseria meningitidis. It can lead to meningitis (infection of the lining of the brain and spinal cord) and infections of the blood. Meningococcal disease often occurs without warning — even among people who are otherwise healthy.) - https://patiented.solutions.aap.org/data/GbosContainer/5/peo_document125_en.pdf

Meningococcal Disease—Information for Teens and College Students (Because this infection spreads to others in close contact, all those who have been in contact with someone diagnosed as having meningococcal infection should contact their doctor. In many cases, an individual who has been in contact with someone with meningococcal infection may be given an antibiotic to help prevent meningococcal disease. Ideally, this antibiotic should be given within 24 hours of exposure to the person with meningococcal infection.) - https://patiented.solutions.aap.org/data/GbosContainer/5/peo_document071_en_secured.pdf

MMR (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella) Vaccine (VIS) (Measles, mumps, and rubella are serious diseases. Before vaccines they were very common, especially among children.) - https://patiented.solutions.aap.org/data/GbosContainer/5/peo_document126_en.pdf

Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (VIS) (Vaccination can protect both children and adults from pneumococcal disease.) - https://patiented.solutions.aap.org/data/GbosContainer/5/peo_document237_en.pdf

Pneumococcal Infections (Pneumococcal infections occur most often during the winter months. Infections spread from person to person the same way a cold or the flu spreads—by droplets passed through the air from coughing or sneezing, and through direct contact such as touching unwashed hands or kissing. The disease may spread quickly, especially in places where there are a lot of children, like child care centers and preschools.) - https://patiented.solutions.aap.org/data/GbosContainer/5/peo_document080_en.pdf

Polio Vaccine (VIS) (Vaccination can protect people from polio. Polio is a disease caused by a virus. It is spread mainly by person-to-person contact. It can also be spread by consuming food or drinks that are contaminated with the feces of an infected person.) - https://patiented.solutions.aap.org/data/GbosContainer/5/peo_document128_en_secured.pdf

Protect Yourself and Help Protect Your Baby: Information for New Moms on the Tdap Vaccine (Getting the Tdap vaccine now will give you 10 years or more of protection from these diseases and help you prevent passing them on to your new baby. Isn't it great to know that just one shot can help keep you and your new baby safe and healthy? For more information about this vaccine, talk with your doctor.) - https://patiented.solutions.aap.org/data/GbosContainer/5/peo_document228_en.pdf

Rotavirus Vaccine (VIS) (Rotavirus is a virus that causes diarrhea, mostly in babies and young children. The diarrhea can be severe, and lead to dehydration. Vomiting and fever are also common in babies with rotavirus.) - https://patiented.solutions.aap.org/data/GbosContainer/5/peo_document215.pdf

Seasonal Influenza (Flu) (Two kinds of inactivated influenza vaccines (IIVs) are available in the United States for the 2017–2018 season according to how many flu virus strains are in them: trivalent (3 strains) and quadrivalent (4 strains) vaccines. One is not preferred over another. ) - https://patiented.solutions.aap.org/data/GbosContainer/5/peo_document042.pdf

Td (Tetanus, Diphtheria) Vaccine (VIS) (Tetanus and diphtheria are very serious diseases. They are rare in the United States today, but people who do become infected often have severe complications. Td vaccine is used to protect adolescents and adults from both of these diseases.) - https://patiented.solutions.aap.org/data/GbosContainer/5/ppe_document099_en.pdf

Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis) Vaccine (VIS) (Tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis are very serious diseases. Tdap vaccine can protect us from these diseases. And, Tdap vaccine given to pregnant women can protect newborn babies against pertussis.) - https://patiented.solutions.aap.org/data/GbosContainer/5/peo_document604_en_secured.pdf

Varicella (Chickenpox) Vaccine (VIS) (Chickenpox (also called varicella) is a common childhood disease. It is usually mild, but it can be serious, especially in young infants and adults.) - https://patiented.solutions.aap.org/data/GbosContainer/5/peo_document117_en.pdf

Whooping Cough (Pertussis) (Source: Adapted from Caring for Your Baby and Young Child: Birth to Age 5 (Copyright © 2009 American Academy of Pediatrics)) - https://patiented.solutions.aap.org/data/GbosContainer/5/peo_document575_en.pdf

Your Child’s First Vaccines (VIS) (The vaccines covered on this statement are those most likely to be given during the same visits during infancy and early childhood. Other vaccines (including measles, mumps, and rubella; varicella; rotavirus; influenza; and hepatitis A) are also routinely recommended during the first five years of life.) - https://patiented.solutions.aap.org/data/GbosContainer/5/peo_document608_en_secured.pdf