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

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

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, Pertussis) Vaccine (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 caused by the hepatitis A virus (HAV). HAV is found in the stool of people with hepatitis A.) Download PDF

Hepatitis B Vaccine (VIS) (Hepatitis B is a serious infection that affects the liver. It is caused by the hepatitis B virus.) 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 (VIS) (HPV vaccine prevents infection with human papillomavirus (HPV) types that are associated with many cancers.) Download PDF

Immunizations: What You Need To Know (Immunizations have helped children stay healthy for more than 50 years. They are safe and they work. In fact, serious side effects are no more common than those from other types of medication. Vaccinations have reduced the number of infections from vaccine-preventable diseases by more than 90%! Yet many parents still question their safety because of misinformation they've received. That's why it's important to turn to a reliable and trusted source, including your child's doctor, for information. The following are answers to common questions parents have about immunizations.) Download PDF

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

Meningococcal ACWY Vaccines (VIS) (Meningococcal disease is a serious bacterial illness. It is a leading cause of bacterial meningitis in children 2 through 18 years old in the United States. Meningitis is an infection of the covering of the brain and the spinal cord.) Download PDF

Meningococcal Disease: Information for Teens and College Students (Certain teens and young adults have a higher risk of getting meningococcal disease. College students, especially freshmen who live in dorms and military recruits, are at an increased risk compared with others in this age group. It's important to know how to protect yourself because meningococcal disease can be deadly. Read on for more information from the American Academy of Pediatrics about this serious illness, safe and effective vaccines, and how to stay healthy.) Download PDF

MMR (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella) Vaccine (VIS) (Measles, mumps, and rubella are serious diseases. Before vaccines they were very common, especially among children.) Download PDF

MMRV (Measles, Mumps, Rubella, and Varicella) Vaccine (VIS) (Measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella are viral diseases that can have serious consequences. Before vaccines, these diseases were very common in the United States, especially among children. They are still common in many parts of the world. ) Download PDF

Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (VIS) (Many Vaccine Information Statements are available in Spanish and other languages. See www.immunize.org/vis) Download PDF

Pneumococcal Infections (Meningitis (brain), Bacteremia (bloodstream), Pneumonia (lungs), Sinusitis (sinus membranes), and Otitis media (ears). These infections can be dangerous to very young children, the elderly, and people with certain high-risk health conditions.) Download PDF

Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine (VIS) (Vaccination can protect older adults (and some children and younger adults) from pneumococcal disease.) Download PDF

Polio Vaccine (VIS) (Polio is a disease caused by a virus. It enters the body through the mouth. Usually it does not cause serious illness. But sometimes it causes paralysis (can't move arm or leg), and it can cause meningitis (irritation of the lining of the brain). It can kill people who get it, usually by paralyzing the muscles that help them breathe.) 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

Serogroup B Meningococcal Vaccine (MenB) (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

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) Vaccine (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

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 (VIS) (The vaccines covered on this statement are those most likely to be given during the same visits during infancy and early childhood. ) Download PDF

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News @ QPA

  • 2019 Flu Clinic Dates!

    Flu Vaccine has arrived! We will be having  flu clinics for our existing patients.   Call the office today to schedule your child's annual flu vaccine.  Below are the dates of our REMAINING Flu Clinics:
    • Tuesday, 10/22 in Quincy, 4pm-7pm
    • Saturday,10/26 in MARSHFIELD, 9am-12pm
    • Saturday, 10/26 in Quincy, 1pm-4pm
    • Wednesday, 10/30 in Quincy, 2pm-5pm
    • Saturday, 11/2 in Quincy, 9am-1:30pm
    • Saturday, 11/9 in MARSHFIELD, 9am-12pm
    • Tuesday, 11/12 in MARSHFIELD, 3pm-5pm
    • Saturday, 11/23 in Quincy, 9am-2pm


     

     
  • Remembering Dr. Russell Irons

    To All our Quincy Pediatrics Families, Friends, Patients and Colleagues,
    It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. Russell Irons, January 3, 1927-July 28, 2019.  Dr. Russell Irons touched the lives of so many people as a beloved physician, father, grandfather, friend, and colleague.  Dr. Irons started Quincy Pediatrics in 1971 and provided exceptional care to his patients for over forty-five years.   Dr. Irons will be remembered for his compassion, sharp intellect, contagious laugh, and love for his family, friends, colleagues, patients, and Becket/Chimney Corners family.   The love and gratitude we all feel for him cannot be expressed in words.   The legacy of Dr. Russell Irons will live on in the hearts of all who knew and loved him.