Immunization

Immunization

The recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the CDC are followed regarding immunization administration.  We feel that immunizations are vital to ensure children’s good health.

Vaccines required before school include:

  • 3 doses of Hepatits B
  • 5 doses of DTaP (Diptheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis)
  • 3-4 doses of Hib (Hemophilus influenza B)
  • 4 doses of Prevnar (Pneumococcus)
  • 4 doses of IPV (Polio)
  • 2 doses of MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella)
  • 2 dose of Varivax (Varicella, or Chicken pox)
  • Tdap and Meningococcal vaccines are required for school entry for students in the 6th grade or above starting in August 2010.

Typical Immunization Schedule

Birth: Hepatitis B

1month: Hepatitis B,

2 month: Pentacel (Polio, DTaP, Hib), Prevnar, Rotavirus

4 months: Pentacel (Polio, DTaP, Hib), Prevnar, Rotavirs

6 months: Pentacel (Polio, DTaP, Hib), Prevnar, Rotavirs, Hepatitis B

12 months: Prevnar, Varicella

15-18 months: MMR, Hepatitis A, Hib, DTaP

2 years: Hepatitis A

5 years: DTaP, IPV, MMR, Varicella

11 years: Tdap, Menactra, HPV (for girls only)