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Statement of Support

 

Providence Pediatrics supports the American Academy of Pediatrics along with the CDC's recommendations for immunizations.  For any questions about the safety and efficacy of vaccines, please review the links below or speak with one of the physicians at your child's next visit.

 

Due to the rising incidence of vaccine preventable illnesses and the risks to newborns and immunocompromised patients, we are no longer accepting new families who are choosing to not vaccinate their children. 

Providence Pediatrics Immunization Schedule (updated 2019)

 

  • Birth - Hepatitis B vaccine

  • 1 mo well visit - NO VACCINES GIVEN

  • 2 mo well visit - Pediarix (DTaP, IPV, Hepatitis B), Prevnar, Pedvaxhib, Rotateq

  • 4 mo well visit - Pediarix (DTaP, IPV, Hepatitis B), Prevnar, Pedvaxhib, Rotateq

  • 6 mo well visit - Pediarix (DTaP, IPV, Hepatitis B), Prevnar, Rotateq

  • 12 mo well visit - Prevnar, MMR, Hepatitis A

  • 15 mo well visit - PedvaxHIB, Varicella

  • 18 mo well visit - DTaP, Hepatitis A

  • 24 mo well visit - possible flu/covid per recommendations

  • 30 mo well visit - possible flu/covid per recommendations

  • 3 yr well visit - possible flu/covid per recommendations

  • 4 yr well visit - MMR, Varicella 

  • 5 yr well visit - DTaP, IPV

  • 6-8 yr well visits - possible flu/covid per recommendations 

  • 11 yr well visit - TDaP, Menveo

  • Pre/Adolescent visits - Gardasil 9-26yrs+ - 2 dose series if given before 15yrs, Strongly recommend completing series before age 13yrs, 3 dose series if 1st dose given after 15yrs

  • 16-18 yr well visit - Menveo booster (now mandatory for entering 12th grade)

  • 18 yr - prior to college - Bexsero - 2 dose series (recommended if living in college dorms)

Flu Vaccines

  • AAP recommends annual flu vaccines for all children and adolescents 6 months and older.

  • The first year children receive a flu vaccine, they will receive a 2nd booster given 1 month later.

  • We have ordered the flu-quad vaccines for the upcoming season and will expect to have them in stock early next fall -- check back to find out when flu vaccines are in and don't wait to schedule your nurse visits to vaccinate your children.  

Covid Vaccines
  • AAP, ACIP & CDC recommend the primary series and booster Covid vaccines for children 6 mos and older

  • Our office is offering the updated Moderna vaccine currently approved for children 6 mos to 11yrs

  • Children 6mo-5 yrs are to receive a 2 dose initial primary series, children >5 yrs prev unvaccinated can receive a single dose of the current covid vaccine

  • Booster vaccine doses are optional for those who have previously been vaccinated - at least 2 mos from prior covid vaccine & 3 mos from any covid infection

 
RSV Passive Immunization
  • Beyfortus is a monoclonal antibody providing passive immunization to RSV - this has been approved for babies 8mos and under during peak RSV season November-March

  • We will be offering this immunization to patients that meet criteria and are <8mos November-March - based on availability 

Trusted Immunization Resources

 
CDC Vaccine Information
AAP Vaccine Information
CHOP Vaccine Information
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