By White Oak Pediatrics
September 21, 2017
Category: Pediatrics
Tags: Immunizations  

Are your children up to date on their immunizations? The pediatricians at White Oak Pediatrics in Raleigh, NC, share the recommended immunizationimmunization schedule and explain why protecting your children from these diseases is so important.

When should my children receive immunizations?

The recommended immunization schedule is as follows:

  • Hepatitis B: First dose at birth, second dose between 1 to 2 months, 3rd dose between 6 to 18 months
  • Rotavirus: First dose at 2 months, second dose at 4 months
  • Diptheria, tetanus, and pertussis: First dose at 2 months, second dose at 4 months, third dose at 6 months, fourth dose between 15 to 18 months, fifth dose between 4 to 6 years
  • Haemophilus influenza type b: First dose at 2 months, second dose at 4 months, third or fourth dose at 12 to 15 months
  • Pneumococcal conjugate: First dose at 2 months, second dose at 4 months, third dose at 6 months, fourth dose at 12 to 15 months
  • Polio: First dose at 2 months, 2nd dose at 4 months, third dose between 6 to 18 months, fourth doses between 4 to 6 years
  • Influenza: Annually for children 6 months to 18 years
  • Measles, mumps and rubella: First dose at 12 to 15 months, 2nd dose at 4 to 6 years
  • Varicella: First dose at 12 to 15 months, second dose at 4 to 6 year
  • Hepatitis A: First dose at 12 to 23 months, second dose six months later
  • Meningococcal conjugate: First dose at 11 to 12 years, second dose at 16
  • Tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis: Single dose at 11 to 12 years
  • Human papillomavirus: First dose at 11 to 12 years, second dose six to 12 months later
  • Meningococcal b: Single dose at 16 to 18 years

These immunizations not only prevent your children from developing preventable diseases but also protect infants who haven't yet received vaccines and people who can't receive immunizations due to health reasons. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, studies have shown no link between autism and immunizations. Most children will only experience mild side effects, such as low fevers or irritability, for a day or two after receiving a vaccine in our Raleigh office.

It's never too late for your child to be immunized against common childhood diseases. Schedule your child's immunizations by calling the pediatricians at White Oak Pediatrics in Raleigh, NC at (919) 787-0266.

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