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Vaccinations & Immunizations

Vaccinations & Immunizations

Northwest Pediatrics follows the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) guidelines for well care and immunizations.

We believe strongly in immunizations and protecting infants and children. We do not support alternate vaccine schedules or not vaccinating children. If your philosophy differs from ours, we request that you find another pediatrician. For more information on the AAP’s guidelines, please visit https://www.healthychildren.org/English/safety-prevention/immunizations/Pages/Recommended-Immunization-Schedules.aspx.

Vaccinations & Immunizations

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Resources

  • Ages Birth to 6 years parent vaccine handout
  • Ages 7 to 18 years parent vaccine handout
  • Additional Immunization Information at CDC.gov

  • Immunizations 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



  • 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