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Vaccines

Vaccines help prevent infectious diseases and save lives.

At Ludlow Pediatrics, we support immunization as a safe and effective way to eradicate infectious diseases.

Please discuss any concerns about vaccines with your health care provider.

VISIT VACCINE OTHER TESTS
1 month None  
2 month DTaP*, Polio (IPV)*, Hepatitis B*, Hib, PCV13, Rotavirus  
4 month DTaP*, Polio (IPV)*, Hepatitis B*, Hib, PCV13, Rotavirus  
6 month DTaP*, Polio (IPV)*, Hepatitis B*, Hib, PCV13, Rotavirus
9 month None Vision screen
12 month MMR, Varicella, Hepatitis A Hemoglobin, Lead level
15 month PCV 13, Hib  
18 month Hepatitis A, DTaP  
2 year   Hemoglobin, Lead level
3 year   Hemoglobin, Lead level, Urinalysis
4 year DTap/Polio, MMR/Varicella Vision, Hearing, Hemoglobin, Lead level, Urinalysis
5 year None Vision, Hearing, Hemoglobin, Lead level, Urinalysis
6-10 year   Vision, Hearing, Hemoglobin, Urinalysis
11-12 year TdaP, MCV, HPV**, catch-up Varicella Vision, Hearing, Hemoglobin, Urinalysis
13-15 year catch-up vaccinations Vision, Hearing, Hemoglobin, Urinalysis
16+ catch-up vaccinations, MCV Vision, Hearing, Hemoglobin, Urinalysis

* Indicates vaccines that are typically administered together in one combined injection
** Optional



VACCINE DESCRIPTION Recommended Immunization Age
DTaP Protects against diphtheria, tetanus (lockjaw), and pertussis (whooping cough) 2, 4, 6, 12-18 months, 4-6 years
Hepatitis B Protects against hepatitis B, which causes liver disease Birth, 1-4 months, 6 months
Polio (IPV) Protects against Polio 2, 4, 6 months, 4-6 years
PCV7(Prevnar) Protects against pneumococcal bacteria which can cause life-threatening meningitis and blood infections 2, 4, 6, 12-15 months
Hib Protects against Haemophilus influenzae type B, a major cause of spinal meningitis 2 ,4, 6, 12-15 months
Rotavirus Protects against rotavirus, a severe diarrheal illness 2, 4, 6 months
MMR Protects against measles, mumps, and rubella (German measles) 12-15 months, 4-6 years
Varicella Protects against chicken pox 12-18 months, 4-6 years
Hepatitis A Protects against hepatitis A, which can cause liver disease 12 and 18 months
TdaP Protects against tetanus (lockjaw), diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough) 11-12 years, booster every 10 years
MCV (Menactra) Protects against meningococcal disease, a serious bacterial infection that can cause meningitis 11-18 years
HPV (Gardasil) Protects against cervical cancer and genital warts ages 11+ (3 dose series over 6 month period)
Influenza Protects against the flu Yearly in the fall, starting at age 6 months

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