Total Gym® Official Store – As Seen on TV - Chuck Norris & Christie Brinkley. Getting fit is a major part of getting healthy! One gym, more than 80 exercises - as low as $599 with a 30-Day Trial for only $1 and FREE S&H!
Home » Children's Health

Current Childhood Vaccine Schedule

[30 Oct 2010 | No Comments | 174 views | Author: Dee Braun, DrR, CA, CCT]
If you enjoy this post, please share it using the buttons in the post, or email it to a friend, we'd really appreciate it!



Current childhood vaccine scheduleChildhood vaccinations are extremely important to protect your child against most of the major childhood illnesses. Many childhood diseases, such as measles, polio and rubella, have almost been eliminated because of thhe current childhood vaccine schedule.

There is some debate surrounding childhood vaccinations due to the side effects that children can possibly encounter. Some children do have side effects after being administered a childhood vaccination, but this is usually a very limited percentage with very minor side effects.

If not immunized, contracting the disease is usually far worse than the side effects that they might suffer by having their immunizations. The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) recommends that all children be vaccinated against these diseases. A typical current childhood vaccine schedule is discussed below.

The typical schedule also has some options for parents when considering varicella vaccinations, HPV, meningitis and how the MMR vaccine will be administered.

At birth babies are given their first HepB (Hepatitis B) vaccines. Immunization is required by the school systems because this disease is  blood borne and highly contagious. Then between 1 and 2 months, during a well child visit, baby will be given the second HepB vaccine. During the 2 month visit the baby also has the option of receiving vaccines for rotavirus (virus that causes extreme diarrhea), PCV, IPV, DtaP and Hib vaccinations.

By four months baby will definitely have received these vaccinations. Because the dates can be spread between 2 and 4 months some parents choose to have the number of vaccinations broken up between the two visits. By six months they’ll have their second DtaP and PCV vaccinations as well as rotavirus if parent choose to have their child immunized against rotavirus.

Just as with adults a flu or influenza vaccine may be given yearly after the age of 6 months and until the child is 5 years. After 5 years the physician may recommend that the flu vaccine for children who have risk factors that make contracting the flu dangerous such a chronic illnesses or asthma.

Once your child has reached 12 months they’ll receive 2 doses of Hepatitis A vaccine 6 months apart and before the age of 2. The final dose of HepB can be given anytime between 12 and 15 months. At this point the MMR and varicella vaccines are administered.

There is some controversy about both of these vaccines. The MMR has been linked with the development of autism in a small population of children who received the vaccine. To decrease the risk parents are able to ask for these immunizations to be given separately over several months.

At 12 months the PCV vaccine is scheduled and between 15 and 18 months is the DtaP vaccination. Boosters of the DtaP, IPV, MMR and varicella are scheduled between 4 and 6 years. Most school systems want to know that these vaccinations have been given prior to starting kindergarten.

The meningitis vaccine is given between age 11 and 12 to protect the children in their teens and as they enter college. They also receive the Tdap and if the parents choose this is also the time for girls to receive HPV, a series of three injections.

The current childhood vaccine schedule may always be changed based on the most current research. As scientists find more ways to protect the population against other viral and bacterial infections more vaccinations are added to the schedule.

KiddieBoost is a natural, safe and effective herbal remedy for immune system health in children. To help protect immune systems, KiddieBoost has been specifically formulated to optimize the functioning of the immune system in children from the age of 12 months.

KiddieBoost naturally maintains healthy immune functioning in children; promotes your child’s natural resistance to illness; keeps little bodies strong and healthy; maintains vitality and vigor and reduces risk of infection.  Formulated by a clinical psychologist, KiddieBoost is pharmaceutically manufactured to the highest standards.

Enrich your life and the lives of others by learning Aromatherapy, Reflexology or Color/Crystal Therapy at the Alternative Healing Academy! Convenient and easy-to-handle payment plans are available! Get 10% OFF of any course simply by liking our Facebook Page! After liking the page, click 'shop now' to get the discount.


Free PDF Health Ebook...

Green Living: How to Make Home Energy Cost Efficient

    Simply right click the ebook title above, and choose Save As to save to your desktop!  You can find more FREE Natural Health, Wellness and Pet Ebooks at Remedies4.com!


Current childhood vaccine schedule

Leave your response!

Add your comment below, or trackback from your own site. You can also subscribe to these comments via RSS.

Be nice. Keep it clean. Stay on topic. No spam.

You can use these tags:
<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Enrich your life and the lives of others by learning Aromatherapy, Reflexology or Color/Crystal Therapy at the Alternative Healing Academy! Convenient and easy-to-handle payment plans are available! Get 10% OFF of any course simply by liking our Facebook Page! After liking the page, click 'shop now' to get the discount.


This is a Gravatar-enabled weblog. To get your own globally-recognized-avatar, please register at Gravatar.