Immunization Schedule for Our Office
Based upon the recommendations of the CDC’s Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices (ACIP) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), our physicians typically follow the immunization schedule in the table below. An individual patient’s immunization schedule may vary depending upon his or her clinical situation and other factors. The table below includes links to CDC Vaccine Information Statements (VIS) the first time each vaccine appears in the table. After the table, there are additional links to third-party websites containing information about immunizations which you may find helpful. You may download a PDF containing our typical checkup and immunization schedules.
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*Important Information for Scheduling Immunizations:
- Pediarix: there should be a minimum of six weeks between the 1st and 2nd doses.
- Pediarix: patient should be at least 6 months of age for the 3rd dose and there should be a minimum of eight weeks between the 2nd and 3rd doses.
- HepA, MMRV, MMR, and Varicella: the 1st doses should not be given before 12 months of age.
- HepA: there should be a minimum of 6 months (180 days) between the 1st and 2nd doses.
- Gardasil: the 2nd dose should be given 4-8 weeks after the 1st dose; the 3rd dose should be given approximately 6 months after the 1st dose.
- Rotarix, Menactra, Gardasil, and Influenza: are not required by state daycare or schools, but are highly recommended.
- The scheduling requirements and limitations listed above are those which most commonly cause conflicts, however, other requirements and limitations apply to certain immunizations. Additional important information regarding these vaccines may be found in the footnotes of the AAP Immunization Schedule, in the CDC’s Vaccine Information Statements (VIS), and on the Nevada and California websites linked below addressing school immunization requirements.
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Nevada/California Immunization Resources
- Nevada Department of Health and Human Services – School Immunization Requirements
- Nevada Department of Health and Human Services – State Immunization Program
- California Department of Public Health – Immunization Branch
- Nevada WebIZ: State immunization registry
- California Immunization Registry
- Washoe County Childcare, School, and College Immunization Requirements
- Washoe County Immunization Program
- Carson City Health and Human Services – School Immunization Requirements/Recommendations
- California Immunization Coalition
U.S. Government Immunization Resources
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Immunization Schedules
- CDC Vaccine Information Statements (VIS)
- CDC Vaccine Recommendations of the Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices (ACIP)
- CDC Vaccine Safety – Addressing Common Concerns
- CDC’s Parents’ Guide to Childhood Immunizations
- CDC’s Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases (Pink Book) (12th ed. May 2012): a textbook regarding vaccination with chapters summarizing historical and medical information regarding each vaccine-preventable illness and their associated immunizations.
- U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) – Vaccines
- Vaccines.gov: federal website managed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in partnership with the CDC, FDA, HRSA, and NIH
Other Immunization Resources
- American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Immunization Schedule
- AAP Immunization Website
- AAP Vaccine Safety Website
- The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia – Vaccine Education Center
- Texas Children’s Hospital Center for Vaccine Awareness and Research
- History of Vaccines: a project of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
- National Network for Immunization Information: an affiliation of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Nurses Association, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the University of Texas Medical Branch, the Society for Adolescent medicine and the American Medical Association.
- Immunization Action Coalition: a nonprofit organization that works to increase immunization rates and prevent diseases by creating and distributing educational materials and facilitating communication. They have translations of vaccine information in several languages.
- Vaccination Education Series: prepared by the Florida Department of Health
- World Health Organization website regarding vaccines
- World Health Organization website regarding immunization
- “Systematic Review of Vaccine Safety May Allay Parents’ Concerns” – American Academy of Pediatrics (July 1, 2014)
- “The Risk of Autism is Not Increased by ‘Too Many Vaccines Too Soon'” – The Journal of Pediatrics (March 29, 2013)