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    Recommended Vaccine Schedule

    We believe these vaccines are safe, effective and necessary to prevent serious diseases in children. Below is our typical vaccine schedule:

    In the hospital: Hepatitis B
    One month: Hepatitis B
    Two months: Pentacel, Prevnar 13, and Rotavirus (oral)
    Four months: Pentacel, Prevnar 13, and Rotavirus (oral)
    Six months: Pentacel, Prevnar 13, and Rotavirus (oral)
    Nine months: Hepatitis B
    Twelve months: MMR, Varicella
    15 months: Pentacel, Prevnar 13
    18 months: Hepatitis A
    24 months: Hepatitis A
    4 years: Kinrix, MMR, Varicella
    11-12 years: Tdap, Menactra, Gardasil series
    16 years: Menactra

    Vaccine components: Pentacel: combination DTaP (diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis/whooping cough), polio, and Hib (hemophilus influenza type B) vaccines Prevnar 13: 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) MMR: Measles, mumps, and rubella Varicella: chicken pox Kinrix: compination DTaP and polio Tdap: Tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis/whooping cough booster Menactra: bacterial meningitis (meningococcus) vaccine Gardasil: Human papilloma virus vaccine.

    Detailed information about each vaccine and the can be found at the National Network for Immunization Information or the Center for Disease Control’s immunization web page. An excellent parent-friendly resource addressing many common vaccine questions can be found at the American Academy of Pediatrics’s caregiver website, healthychildren.org.