Vaccines (immunizations) have been an important part of protecting the health of middle Tennesseans over the last several decades. Vaccines are one of the safest and best methods of prevention. Immunizations can be administered to children with minor illnesses, such as an ear infection or a runny nose. Children experiencing moderate to severe sickness should not receive some vaccinations, and those with other health conditions should not be given specific vaccines or receive them at a later date.
Our office follows the immunization schedule recommended by the CDC. If you have any questions/concerns about your child’s immunizations, feel free to contact us.
Vaccines are an incredibly important tool in keeping our children safe and disease-free. Below, you will find links regarding vaccine safety, our vaccine schedule, and the medicines we use. Feel free to speak with one of our friendly staff members if you have further questions.
Below you will find our recommended immunization schedule and additional information from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
2 weeks: Hepatitis B (if not given at birth)
1 Month: Hepatitis B
2 Month: Pentacel (DTaP, IPV, Hib), Prevnar, Rotateq
4 Month: Pentacel (DTaP, IPV, Hib), Prevnar, Rotateq
6 Month: Pentacel (DTaP, IPV, Hib), Prevnar, Hepatitis B, Rotateq
9 Month: Catch up if needed
1 Year: MMR, Varicella, Hepatitis A, Screening for Anemia and Lead
15 Month: DTaP, Prevnar, Hib
18 Month: Hepatitis A
2 Years: Screening for Anemia and Lead
Kindergarten: DTaP, IPV, MMR, Varicella
11 Years: TDaP, Menactra, Gardasil
16 Years: Menactra, Trumemba