Immunizations

Immunizations

Immunizations are Important!

Getting your child immunized can protect their friends, schoolmates, and others who are not able to receive certain vaccines. Immunizations could ultimately help rid the world of diseases that have been crippling and killing children for centuries. If enough parents fail to get their children immunized, diseases that had been under control can come back to cause epidemics.

School Requirements Checklist

  • DTAP                                   3
  • Hepatitis B                         3
  • IPV (polio)                           3
  • MMR                                   2
  • Varicella (chicken pox)     1

Vaccination Abbreviations Defined:

  • DTaP - Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis
  • Hep B - Hepatitis B
  • HIB - Haemophilus Influenza Type B
  • MMR - Mumps, Measles, Rubella
  • Varicella - Chicken Pox
  • IPV - Polio
  • Prevnar - Pneumonia

What is What?

When possible, combination vaccines are used to decrease the number of injections needed. They can include Pentacel (DTap, IPV, HIB) and Kinrix (DTap, IPV).

What Should I Bring to My Child's Appointment?

  1. Physical Forms - Please have them filled out.
  2. Immunization records for your child.
  3. Your child's health history

What Should I Tell My Child About the Visit?

  1. Who they are going to be seeing
  2. What the physical will be like
  3. Inform the child that they will have a finger stick (hemoglobin)
  4. Tell them if they are receiving shots

Optional Vaccines

  • Hepatitis A - age 1 & over (2)
  • Gardasil (HPV) - age 9-26 (3)
  • Meningoccal - age 11 & over (1)

Click the links below to view Immunizations Schedules in PDF Format 

Track Immunizations

Click on the logo below for more information! NESSIS is a secure, web-based system that allows health care providers to keep track of immunizations.