Immunizations


Does my child have shots at their upcoming visit?
Assuming your child is up to date on past-required vaccines, here's a chart of what to anticipate.   

Age Vaccines given this visit
Newborn (at the hospital)Hep B
1 month Hep B
2 months Pentacel (= Dtap, Polio, Hib)Prevnar Rotateq (oral)
4 months Pentacel Prevnar Rotateq (oral)
6 months * Pentacel Prevnar Rotateq(oral)
9 months * Hep B
12 months * MMR Varicella (chickenpox)Hep A
15 months * Prevnar Polio Hib
18 months * Hep A
2 year * (Hep A if not done at 18 mo)
5 year * MMRVDtap-Polio
11 year * Tdap Gardasil Menactra
12 year * Gardasil
16 year * Menactra
21 year * Td booster
The Physicians at Oberlin Road Pediatrics strongly support the CDC-recommended vaccine schedule.   
Why?-- because vaccine science is extremely well researched.   Vaccines are safe and effective in preventing diseases and health complications in children and young adults. Regular vaccinations help children ward off infections, and are administered as one of the safest and best methods of disease prevention.

We do require, as part our medical partnership with each family, that patients comply with NC regulations for vaccination.   If you have concerns about vaccination, we are happy to talk with you about the science.   For extensive conversations, please schedule this as a Vaccine Consult visit.   


For further reading, please check out Dr. Wasserman's blog post Vaccines: It's success is it's undoing