Check Yes for Immunizations

Baby blankets, bottles and teething rings are all part of the newborn checklist.  When you’re getting ready for a baby, don’t forget the most important thing— an immunization schedule. August is National Immunization Awareness Month and the perfect time to discuss the importance of vaccinations for your child’s health.

For the protection of themselves and others, children should start receiving their vaccinations as infants. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, vaccinations protect children under the age of two from developing at least 14 harmful diseases. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention note that from birth to six years old, vaccines protect kids from harmful Illnesses like chickenpox, whooping cough and polio.

Age appropriate vaccinations for infants and older children include

Vaccines

 At Birth 

One to Two Months

Four to Six Months

Six to 12 Months

12 to 15 Months

15 to 18 Months 

Hepatitis A

 

     
Hepatitis B 1 ✔✔                                            

Whooping Cough

  ✔✔    
Polio   ✔✔                                            
Flu          
Chicken Pox          
Measles, Mumps and Rubella          
Hib      
Pneumococcal Conjugate   ✔✔    

 

Checkmarks represent the number of doses your child should have for the vaccine.

Parents have the option to give their child a vaccine at any point within the highlighted age group. Though, the Flu vaccine should be given every flu season after your child’s six month vaccinations.

Four to 12 Years
  • One dose of the chicken pox, whooping cough, measles, mumps, and rubella and polio vaccine at four to six years old
  • One dose of the whooping cough booster vaccine at 11-12 years old

Although this immunization schedule complies with what our primary care providers recommend parents should talk to their child’s primary care physicians for more information about their child’s vaccines.

Harbin Clinic cares completely about the health and wellness of all our patients from groovy grandparents to bouncing babies. To learn more about age appropriate vaccinations and health screenings, go to www.harbinclinic.com/vaccines or www.harbinclinic.com/health-screenings.

To make an appointment with a Harbin Clinic physician, call 888.427.2641.