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 *||MMRV||Dtap-Polio|
|11 year *||Tdap||Gardasil||Menactra|
|12 year *||Gardasil|
|16 year *||Menactra|
|21 year *||Td booster|
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.