About Vaccines

Well Visit and Immunization Schedule

The following single and combination immunization are given in childhood.

Pediarix Five-in-one vaccine consisting of Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (whooping cough), Hepatitis B Vaccine, Polio Vaccine
Hib Hemophilus B Vaccine
DTaP Three in one vaccine which is a part of the five in one vaccine (pediarix) above but must be given “as is” after age 6 months. The five in one vaccine above is not approved as a booster vaccine.
MMR Three-in-one vaccine for measles, mumps, rubella
Varivax For chicken pox
Prevnar Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine
Tdap Variant of Dtap – for older children
Hepatitis B vaccine  
Meningococcal vaccines  
IPV Inactivated polio vaccine

 

Immunization Schedule

One week:
  • Physical exam
  • Anticipatory guidance
One month
  • Physical exam
  • Developmental assessment
  • Anticipatory guidance
2 month visit
  • Physical exam
  • Developmental assessment
  • Immunization
    • Pediarix
    • Prevnar
4 months
  • Physical exam
  • Developmental assessment
  • Immunization (same as age 2 months)
6 months
  • Same as age 4 months + influenza vaccine
9 months
  • Physical exam
  • Developmental assessment
  • Hemoglobin test
  • Possible lead test, if at risk
  • Immunization – influenza vaccine
One year
  • Physical exam
  • Developmental assessment
  • Immunization
    • prevnar*
    • Influenza*
    • MMR* (may be given a day after first birthday)
15 months
  • Physical exam
  • Varivax
  • DTaP
  • MMR
  • HIB
  • Developmental assessment
18 months
  • Physical exam
  • Developmental assessment
  • Influenza vaccine
Ages 2 and 3
  • yearly physical exam, no immunization
Ages 4 and 5
  • Annual physical exam
  • Reschool booster immunization (at either age)
    • MMR
    • DTaP
    • IPV
6 years
  • Physical exam, no immunization
8 years
  • Physical exam, no immunization
10 years
  • Physical exam
Ages 11 to 18
  • Physical exam
  • Tdap