PHA doctors feel strongly that vaccines are a very important part of preventive medicine in chidren. We follow the immunization guidelines of the American Academy of Pediatrics. We recommend that all vaccines are given when they are due. We allow small amounts of leeway for special situations which you should feel free to discuss with us. If however, you do not plan on vaccinating your child, our philosophy and yours are so different that we recommend you find a practice that is more compatible with your beliefs

Birth – Hep B in hospital (or at first PHA visit)

1 month – no vaccines

2 months – Pentacel, Prevnar, Rotavirus

3 months – Hep B #2

4 months – Pentacel #2, Prevnar #2, Rotavirus #2

6 months – Pentacel #3, Prevnar #3, Rotavirus #3, flu in season

8 months – Hep B #3

12 months – MMRV

15 months – Hep A #1, Prevnar booster

18 months – Pentacel Booster

21 months – Hep A #2

4 years – MMRV, DTaP/Polio

10 years – Tdap

11 years – Menactra

12 years – HPV series

16 years – Menactra booster

17-18 years – Meningitis B (optional)

 

Hep B = Hepatitis B

Pentacel = Dtap (Diptheria, Tetanus, Pertussis), HIB (Hemophilus Influenza B), Polio

Prevnar = Pneumococcal

MMRV – Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella (Chicken Pox)

Hep A = Hepatitis A

Tdap = Tetanus with pertussis

Menactra= meningitis

HPV – Human Papilloma Virus

The Vaccine Imperative

Why you shouldn’t space out vaccines