Immunization Resources

  • One of the most important jobs of a pediatrician is to prevent illness. 
  • Northwest Pediatrics, Inc. believes strongly in immunizations and protecting all infants and children.
  • We follow the American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines for well care and immunizations.
  • We do not support alternative vaccine schedules or not vaccinating children. 
  • If your immunization philosophy differs from that of our practice, we respectfully request that you find another practice that can accommodate your views.

Northwest Pediatrics Immunization Schedule:

AGE

IMMUNIZATIONS

Birth

Hepatitis B

2 months

DTaP/Polio/Hib, Hepatitis B, Prevnar, Rotateq

4 months

DTaP/Polio/Hib, Prevnar, Rotateq

6 months

DTaP/Polio/Hib, Hepatitis B, Prevnar, Rotateq

9 months

None

12 months

Prevnar, MMR, Hepatitis A

15 months

DTaP/Hib, Varicella

18 months

Hepatitis A

2-3 years

None

4-5 years

DTaP, Polio, MMR, Varicella

6-10 years

None

11-18 years

Tdap, Meningococcal Conjugate, Human Papillomavirus


Immunization Information by Disease:

DISEASE

VACCINE

DISEASE COMPLICATIONS

Chickenpox

The Varicella vaccine protects again chickenpox

Infected blisters, bleeding disorders, brain swelling, pneumonia

Diptheria

DTaP and Tdap vaccines protect against Diptheria

Swelling of the heart muscle, heart failure, coma, paralysis, death

Hib

The Hib vaccine protects against Haemophilus influenzae type b

Meningitis, intellectual disability, epiglottis, pneumonia, death

Hepatitis A

The Hep A vaccine protects against Hepatitis A

Liver failure, joint pain, kidney, pancreatic, and blood disorders

Hepatitis B

The Hep B vaccine protects against Hepatitis B

Chroinc liver infection, liver failure, liver cancer

Human Papillomavirus

The HPV vaccine protects against Human Papillomavirus

The major cause of cervical cancer in women

Flu

The Flu vaccine protects against influenza

Pneumonia

Measles, Mumps, Rubella

The MMR vaccine protects against measles, mumps and rubella

Brain swelling, pneumonia, meningitis, inflammation of testicles or ovaries, deafness, death.  Rubella can lead to miscarriages, stillbirth, prematurity, and birth defects

Meningococcal

The MCV vaccine protects against meningococcal disease

Bacterial menengitis, blood infection, lose of arms/legs, deafness, nervous system problems, developmentally disabled, seizures, strokes

Pertusis

DTaP and Tdap vaccines protect against pertusis (whooping cough)

Pneumonia, death

Polio

The IPV vaccine protects against polio

Paralysis, death

Pneumococcal

The PCV vaccine protects against pneumococcus

Blood infection, meningitis, death

Rotavirus

The Rotavirus vaccine protects against rotavirus

Severe diarrhea, dehydration

Tetanus

DTaP and Tdap vaccines protect against tetanus

Broken bones, breathing difficulty and death

Looking for a helpful handout on what vaccines are due when?  Feel free to print these for your information:

Ages Birth to 6 years parent vaccine handout

Ages 7 to 18 years parent vaccine handout

For additional information:  http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines