Immunizations

Our physicians and staff believe vaccinations are a very important part of staying healthy and helping to prevent the spread of preventable diseases. There are many benefits to vaccinating your child, such as reducing/eliminating the risk of many preventable diseases. Vaccination can protect your child from preventable diseases such as measles, pertussis (whooping cough), influenza and chickenpox. Children who have been vaccinated also help protect the younger children that cannot be vaccinated yet or people that are unable to get certain vaccines due to allergies or reactions from potential illness.

When a parent chooses not to vaccinate their child, they increase the risk for an outbreak of a preventable disease. Some parents believe that vaccines can be harmful to their child(ren), but there have been many studies and laboratory tests that have proven vaccines to be safe and effective.

At Eureka Pediatrics, we follow the immunization schedule recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). However, we will address your concerns about vaccines and work with you if you choose to follow a schedule that deviates slightly from the one below.

Our physicians do not accept new patients whose parents decide not to vaccinate their child.

Recommended schedule by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP):

Age & Immunizations

Birth

Hepatitis B #1

2 Months

Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (DTaP) #1

Hib #1, Rota virus #1, Pneumococcal (PCV) #1

Inactivated Polio virus (IPV) #1, Hepatitis B #2

4 Months

Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (DTaP) #2

Hib #2, Rota virus #2, Pneumococcal (PCV) #2

6 Months

Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (DTaP) #3

Hib #3, Rota virus #3, Pneumococcal (PCV) #3

Inactivated Polio virus (IPV) #3, Hepatitis B #3

12 Months

Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) #1

Varicella #1, Hepatitis A#1

15 Months

Pneumococcal (PCV) #4, Hib #4

18 Months

Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (DTaP) #4

4 – 6 Years

Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) #2

Varicella #2, Inactivated Polio virus (IPV) #4

11 – 12 Years

Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (Tdap) #5

HPV (2 doses if under 15 years old), Meningococcal #1

16 – 18 Years

Meningococcal #2

Annually, over 6 Months

Influenza

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