Immunizations are a foundation part of preventive healthcare for children and teens. The American Academy of Pediatrics and the Centers for Disease Control each have recommendations that suggest immunizing children starting at birth. vaccines contain components designed to help the immune system develop antibodies that can fight against future infections. These components may be weakened or inactivated versions of a virus or bacteria or they may contain only parts of a bacterium combined with other proteins. Others, such as tetanus and diphtheria vaccines, do not contain the bacteria, but rather introduce an inactivated toxin produced by them.
- Birth – Hep B
- 1 Month – Hep B
- 2 Months – Pentacel (DTaP, Hib, IPV), PCV13, Rotavirus
- 4 Months – Pentacel (DTaP, Hib, IPV), PCV13, Rotavirus
- 6 Months – Pentacel (DTaP, Hib, IPV), PCV13, Rotavirus
- 9 Months – Hep B
- 12 Months – MMR, Varicella, Hep A
- 15 Months – Pentacel (DTaP, Hib, IPV), PCV13
- 18 Months – Hep A
- 4 Years – Kinrix (DTaP, IPV), ProQuad (MMR, Varicella)
- 11 Years – Menactra (Meningococcal ACWY), TdaP, Gardasil (HPV)
- 2nd HPV vaccine to be given 6 months after 1st dose
- 16 Years – Menactra (Meningococcal ACWY), Men B (Meningococcal)
- 2nd Men B vaccine to be given 6 months after 1st dose
*Influenza Vaccine is to be administered yearly. Patients can start receiving this vaccine at 6 months of age. This vaccine is offered September through March each year.
*Gardasil (HPV), can start to be administered by the age of 9. If given <15 years of age is a 2 dose series vaccine. If given >15 years of age is a 3 dose series vaccine.
Additional Vaccine information can be found here.
Pfizer COVID Vaccine
We are very excited to announce that we are providing Pfizer covid vaccines and booster vaccines.
Please call the office at 978-746-6382 to schedule an appointment. At the current time the vaccine is approved for 5 yrs old and older.