Child Immunization Schedule
- Rotavirus Vaccine (RotaTeq) - This immunization is recommended in a three-dose schedule at ages 2, 4, and 6 months. The first shot should be given when the child is between 6 and 12 weeks old, with the following doses administered in 4 and 10 weeks.
- Flu Shot - The influenza vaccine is recommended for all children 6 months and older
- Varicella (chickenpox) vaccine - The vaccine for chickenpox should be given to children when they are 12 to 15 months old. The second dose is recommended at ages 4 to 6 years old.
- The Human Papillomavirus (HPV) - This vaccine should be given in a three-dose schedule. The second and third doses should be given 2 and 6 months after the initial vaccine.
What to Expect
No one - young or old - likes to be poked with a needle. However, the slight discomfort of going through getting a shot at our pediatric clinic will be worth it for the greater good of your child’s health. During the vaccination appointment, your child may experience some discomfort, pain, redness, and tenderness at the site of the injection. These side effects will not last long and will protect your child from the pain and trauma of the diseases these vaccines protect against.
Having an allergic reaction or experiencing other severe side effects are rare, but can happen. If your child has any symptoms other than the typical ones mentioned above, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. Your child’s well-being is our number one priority and we will do everything we can do to ensure they are healthy and safe.