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Recommended Immunization Schedule

Birth
2 months
4 months
6 months
6 months + (yearly)
12 months
15 months
2 years
4 years
5 years
10+ years (if local outbreak; absent or damaged spleen; complement deficiency)
11-12 years
11-12 years (2nd shot: 6-12 months after the first shot)
15 years (if started at 15 yrs, 3 doses- 2nd shot: 2 months after first shot)
15 years (if started at 15 yrs, 3 doses- 3rd shot: 6 months after first shot)
16 years
16-18 years (Ask us about frequency)

Vaccine Information Sheets

DTaP (Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis) - Daptacel, Infanrix, Tripedia

Hep A (Hepatitis A) - Havrix, Vaqta

Hep B (Hepatitis B) - Engerix-B, Recombivax HB

Hib (Haemophilus Influenzae Type b) - PedvaxHIB, ActHIB, Hiberix, HibTITER

HPV Gardasil-9 (Human Papillomavirus) - Gardasil-9

IPV (Polio) - Ipol

Meningococcal ACWY (Meningococcal ACWY Vaccines) - Menomune, Menactra, Menveo

MMR (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella) - M-M-R II

MMRV (Measles, Mumps, Rubella & Varicella) - ProQuad

PCV13 (Pneumococcal Conjugate) - Prevnar 13

Rotavirus (Rotavirus) - RotaTeq, Rotarix

TdaP (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis) - Boostrix, Adacel

Varicella (Chickenpox) - Varivax

Meningococcal (Serogroup B - Men B) (Serogroup B Meningococcal (Men B)) - Trumenba

More Vaccine Articles

ASDs Family Handout—Vaccines (Some parents of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) may worry about a possible link between vaccines and ASDs. In fact, one recent survey said that 54% of parents of children with ASDs thought ASDs were caused by immunizations. The consensus of health professionals based on scientific research is that there is no evidence that vaccines cause ASDs. Despite these scientific data, parents continue to worry that vaccines may cause children at risk for ASDs to develop symptoms at the time many childhood vaccinations are given. Some common questions that parents have include) Download PDF

Chickenpox Vaccine, The ((Please see the related Vaccine Information Statement, The Chickenpox Vaccine: What You Need to Know)) Download PDF

DTaP (Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis Vaccines): What You Need to Know (VIS) (Diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis are serious diseases caused by bacteria. Diphtheria and pertussis are spread from person to person. Tetanus enters the body through cuts or wounds.) Download PDF

Haemophilus influenzae Type b ((Please see the related Vaccine Information Statement, Haemophilus Influenzae Type b (Hib) Vaccine: What You Need to Know)) Download PDF

Hepatitis A Vaccine (VIS) (Hepatitis A is a serious liver disease. It is caused by the hepatitis A virus (HAV). HAV is spread from person to person through contact with the feces (stool) of people who are infected, which can easily happen if someone does not wash his or her hands properly. You can also get hepatitis A from food, water, or objects contaminated with HAV.) Download PDF

Hepatitis B Vaccine (VIS) (Hepatitis B is a serious disease that affects the liver. It is caused by the hepatitis B virus. Hepatitis B can cause mild illness lasting a few weeks, or it can lead to a serious, lifelong illness. ) Download PDF

Hepatitis B Vaccine: What Parents Need to Know (Hepatitis B is a viral infection of the liver. It is caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV). Lifelong HBV infection can lead to liver cancer or scarring of the liver (cirrhosis). More than 1 million people in the United States are living with lifelong HBV infection. Anyone can get infected with HBV, including your child.) Download PDF

Hepatitis C (About 4 million Americans are infected with Hepatitis C virus (HCV), and many do not even know it. Anyone can get infected with HCV, including children.) Download PDF

HPV (Human Papillomavirus) Vaccine: What You Need to Know (HPV vaccine prevents infection with human papillomavirus (HPV) types that are associated with many cancers, including:) Download PDF

Immunizations: What You Need to Know (However, parents may still have questions about why vaccines are needed, and some parents may be concerned about vaccine safety because they have been misinformed. ) Download PDF

Influenza Vaccine (Inactivated or Recombinant) (VIS) (Influenza (“flu”) is a contagious disease that spreads around the United States every year, usually between October and May.) Download PDF

Influenza Vaccine (Live, Intranasal) (VIS) (Influenza (“flu”) is a contagious disease that spreads around the United States every year, usually between October and May.) Download PDF

Meningococcal ACWY Vaccines — MenACWY and MPSV4 (VIS) (Meningococcal disease is a serious illness caused by a type of bacteria called Neisseria meningitidis. It can lead to meningitis (infection of the lining of the brain and spinal cord) and infections of the blood. Meningococcal disease often occurs without warning — even among people who are otherwise healthy.) Download PDF

Meningococcal Disease—Information for Teens and College Students (If you are a student about to start college, here are some health tips.) Download PDF

MMR (Measles, Mumps & Rubella) Vaccine: What You Need to Know (VIS) (Measles, mumps, and rubella are serious diseases. Before vaccines they were very common, especially among children.) Download PDF

Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine: What You Need to Know (VIS) (Vaccination can protect both children and adults from pneumococcal disease.) Download PDF

Pneumococcal Infections (Pneumococcus is a type of bacteria that can attack different parts of the body and cause many serious infections including) Download PDF

Polio Vaccine (VIS) (Vaccination can protect people from polio. Polio is a disease caused by a virus. It is spread mainly by person-to-person contact. It can also be spread by consuming food or drinks that are contaminated with the feces of an infected person.) Download PDF

Rotavirus Vaccine (VIS) (Rotavirus is a virus that causes diarrhea, mostly in babies and young children. The diarrhea can be severe, and lead to dehydration. Vomiting and fever are also common in babies with rotavirus.) Download PDF

Td (Tetanus, Diphtheria) VIS (Tetanus and diphtheria are very serious diseases. They are rare in the United States today, but people who do become infected often have severe complications. Td vaccine is used to protect adolescents and adults from both of these diseases.) Download PDF

Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis): What You Need to Know (VIS) (Tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis are very serious diseases. Tdap vaccine can protect us from these diseases. And, Tdap vaccine given to pregnant women can protect newborn babies against pertussis.) Download PDF

Vacuna contra el rotavirus (El rotavirus es un virus que causa diarrea, principalmente en bebés y niños pequeños. La diarrea puede ser severa y provocar deshidratación. Los vómitos y la fiebre también son frecuentes en bebés con rotavirus.) Download PDF

Varicella (Chickenpox) Vaccine (VIS) (Chickenpox (also called varicella) is a common childhood disease. It is usually mild, but it can be serious, especially in young infants and adults.) Download PDF

Your Child’s First Vaccines: What You Need to Know (VIS) (The vaccines covered on this statement are those most likely to be given during the same visits during infancy and early childhood. Other vaccines (including measles, mumps, and rubella; varicella; rotavirus; influenza; and hepatitis A) are also routinely recommended during the first five years of life.) Download PDF

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  • Schedule your Child's Annual Physical or Sports Exam TODAY

    Summer months are a busy time for back-to-school and sports physicals.  We have our summer schedules and we are scheduling appointments!  Call today to schedule your child's Annual physical! 
     
  • Good Luck, Dr. P!

    We congratulate Dr. Andy Pryharski on his retirement from Quincy Pediatrics at the end of June.

    Dr. P joined the practice in July, 1972 along with Drs. Kuperstein, Zonis, and Russell Irons. He has worked tirelessly for our practice and patient families for the past 46 years, and we wish him luck as he and Wendy enjoy their children and grandchildren as well as the beaches of Maine and the Cape!

    We will miss his companionship and say goodbye with his famous quote for us at the end of each day—"Hope they’re good to Ya, Andy!"