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Immunizations


The eight kinds of vaccines:

  • DTAP – Better known as the vaccine that fights against diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (whooping cough). Your child will receive five of these shots by the time they are six, with boosters given every 10 years after the last dose.
  • IVP – Better known as the vaccine that was developed to keep children from developing the paralyzing disease, polio. Your child will receive four doses of this vaccine by the time they are six, with no boosters needed.
  • MMR – Better known as the vaccine that fights against measles, mumps and rubella in children. Your child will receive two doses of this vaccine by the time they are six.
  • Var – Better known as the vaccine that fights against the chicken pox. Also, one of the newest available vaccines, your child will receive this vaccine once sometime between 12 and 18 months.
  • Hibv – Better known as the vaccine that fights against the deadly bacteria called hemophilus influenzae b. This vaccine will be given to your child 4 times by the time they are 15 months old.
  • Hep B – Better known as the vaccine that fights the chronic liver disease Hepatitis B. Your child will receive three doses by the time they are 18 months old.
  • PCV7 – Better known as the vaccine that fights pneumococcal conjugate, or the disease that causes illnesses including meningitis, pneumonia and more in children. Your child will receive four doses by the time they are 15 months old.
  • Influenza – This vaccine is given to babies older than six months to help prevent them from getting the flu in the cold winter months when they could succumb and end up in the hospital. This vaccine will be given once a year as recommended by your doctor.

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