Recommended Early Childhood Immunizations
- Friday, 14 April 2017 15:44
Some vaccines may be given as part of a combination vaccine so that a child gets fewer shots. Talk with your medical provider at the Mt. Ayr Medical Clinic about which vaccines your children should receive.
Hepatitis B vaccine
HepB, DTaP (Diphtheria, tetanus, and acellular pertussis), Hib (Haemophilus influenzae type b), IPV (Inactivated poliovirus), PCV (Pneumococcal conjugate), RV (Rotavirus)
DTaP, Hib, IPV, PCV, RV
DTaP, IPV, HepB, PCV, RV
6 months and annually
Influenza (Flu): The flu vaccine is recommended every year for children 6 months and older (two doses needed first year only)
HepA, Hib, MMR (Measles, mumps, and rubella), PCV, Varicella (chickenpox)
DTaP, MMR, IPV, Varicella
Coaches Corner: Protecting Your Children
- Wednesday, 14 September 2016 15:07
You want to do what is best for your children. You know about the importance of car seats, baby gates, and other ways to keep them safe. But, did you know that one of the best ways to protect your children is to make sure they have all of their vaccinations? Because of advances in medical science, your child can be protected against more diseases than ever before.
Vaccination is safe and effective. All vaccines are only given to children after a long and careful review by scientists, doctors, and healthcare professionals. Vaccines will involve some discomfort and may cause pain, redness, or tenderness at the site of injection but this is minimal compared to the pain, discomfort, and trauma of the diseases these vaccines prevent.
Immunization also protects future generations. Vaccines have reduced, and in some cases, eliminated many diseases that killed or severely disabled people just a few generations before. For example, your children don’t have to get smallpox shots anymore because the disease no longer exists!
For information about vaccinating your children, see your family practice practitioner at the Mt. Ayr Medical Clinic 641-464-4470.