Healthy Kids Pediatric Group follows the immunization guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).
- Birth – 1 Month - Hepatitis B
- 2 Month - Dtap, Polio, Hib, PCV 13, Rotavirus
- 3 Month - Hepatitis B
- 4 Month - Dtap, Polio, Hib, PCV 13, Rotavirus
- 6 Month - Dtap, Polio, Hib, PCV 13, Rotavirus
- 9 Month - Hepatitis B
- 12 Month - MMR, Varivax, Hepatitis A
- 15 Month - HiB, PCV 13
- 18 Month - Dtap, Hepatitis A
- 4 Year - MMR, Varivax
- 5 Year - Dtap, IPV, Mantoux
- 11 Year - Tdap, Meningococcal, Mantoux
Hib=Haemophilus influenzae type B Vaccine, Dtap=Diphtheria Tetanus and Pertussis Vaccine, MMR=Measles, Mumps and Rubella Vaccine, PCV 13=Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine, Tdap=Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis Vaccine.
Healthy Kids Pediatric Group recommends seasonal flu vaccine yearly between August and March. Please call our office during that time to schedule your child’s vaccine visit.
Common concerns that parents have include:
Fevers – When shots are given, some babies develop a low grade fever 24 to 48 hours after they receive their immunizations. An age appropriate dose of Acetaminophen can make your baby more comfortable and can reduce his/her temperature. If your baby does not respond to the medication, is very cranky, or not acting normally, you should call the office.
Local Site Redness/ Hardness/Irritation – At times, a local inflammatory reaction occurs at the site of administration of the vaccine. This may include, redness, tenderness, hardness just underneath the skin. This will subside over time. If your baby is uncomfortable at the administration site, cold compresses may alleviate the discomfort. There should not be any discharge coming from the site. Please call the office if you see any skin breakdown, oozing or excessive bleeding.
- For more information about vaccines and the diseases they prevent, please visit:
- Centers for Disease Control Vaccine & Immunization Site.
- American Academy of Pediatrics Immunization Site.
- Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Vaccine Education website. This is a great resource for families and discusses the many benefits of vaccination, known side effects, and the many controversies surrounding vaccination.
- CDC H1N1 Flu information site:
- CDC seasonal Flu information site:
- High quality study debunking the purported link between Thimerosal in vaccines & Autism.