Pediatric Health Topics

Childhood Immunizations

There are few things that have had as much impact on improvement in world health as routine immunizations. Drs. Womble, Outlaw, Capps, and Ms. Sarno believe that following recommended guidelines for immunization of your children is the most important thing you can do to protect their health. Routine immunization has made a major impact on child mortality but unfortunately this has left few modern day parents with any real exposure to and very little knowledge about any of the diseases that we currently vaccinate for.

The following is a brief description of vaccine preventable diseases. If you would like to learn more about this very important subject we recommend the following book:

Vaccines: What You Should Know by Paul A. Offit, MD and Louis M. Bell, MD.

Hepatitis & Rotavirus

Hepatitis & Rotavirus

Diptheria, Tetanus and Pertussis Combination Vaccine (DTaP)

Diptheria, Tetanus and Pertussis Combination Vaccine (DTaP)

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We recognize that some parents have questions about autism and mmr vaccination or other vaccines.

We believe that there is no causal relationship between any vaccination and the development of autism spectrum disorders.

For more information please refer to the following web site from the CDC. Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs)

 

Measles, Mumps, and Rubella Combination Vaccine (MMR)

Measles, Mumps, and Rubella Combination Vaccine (MMR)

Age at Exam Vaccinations Screening Tests
Birth Hepatitis B Support for new parents and breast feeding
2 or 3 Days   Support for new parents and breast feeding
2 Weeks Catch up Hepatitis B
2 Months DTaP, Polio, HIB, Pneumococcus, Hepatitis B, Rotavirus  
4 Months DTaP, Polio, HIB, Pneumococcus, (Hepatitis B), Rotavirus
6 Months DTaP, (Polio), HIB, Pneumococcus, Hepatitis B, Rotavirus, Influenza Developmental Screening
9 Months Catch up vaccines, Influenza
12 Months Hepatitis A, MMR, Chicken pox, Influenza Developmental Screening, Blood Count, Lead
15 Months DTaP, (Polio), HIB, Pneumococcus, Influenza, Influenza
18 Months Hepatitis A, Influenza Developmental Screening, Autism Screening
24 months Catch up vaccines, Influenza Developmental Screening, Autism Screening
30 months Catch up vaccines, Influenza Developmental Screening, Autism Screening
3 Years Catch up vaccines, Influenza Developmental Screening, Vision Screening
4-5 Years DTaP, Polio, MMR, Chicken pox, Influenza Developmental Screening; Vision Screening, Hearing Screening
6-10 Years Catch up vaccines, Influenza Vision Screening, Hearing Screening
11-12 Years Tdap, Meningitis, HPV, Influenza Vision Screening, Hearing Screening as needed; blood counts as needed
13-21 Years Catch up vaccines, Influenza Vision Screening, Hearing Screening as needed; blood counts as needed
  • Combination vaccines are available to reduce the number of shots for infants and toddlers.
  • Vaccines in (…) may be given at different times depending upon the brand of the vaccine used.
  • NC state law requires that immunizations that are due at 12 months and 4 years be given after the child’s birthday.
  • Influenza vaccine is given starting at age 6 months and is needed every year.

This Information compiled from CDC.gov