Birth: Hepatitis B #1
2 months: DTaP, Hepatitis B #2, Hib, IPV, PCV20, Rotavirus
4 months: DTaP, Hib, IPV, PCV20, Rota (all #2)
6 months: DTaP, Hepatitis B, Hib, PCV20, Rota (all #3).
Note: After 6 months all children receive yearly flu shots during influenza season.
Your infant will receive 2 flu shots their first flu season separated by one month.
12 months: Hepatitis A #1, Hib #4, IPV #3, MMR #1
15 months: DTaP #4, PCV20 #4, Varivax #1
18 months: Hepatitis A #2
2-3 years: No vaccines needed.
4-6 years: DTaP #5, IPV #4, MMR #2, Varivax #2
11 years and up: Tdap, Meningococcal, HPV9 (2 doses when you are less than 16, 3 doses when greater than 16) and Men B
For more information regarding immunizations please follow the links below:
As a parent, you want to give your child everything they need to be healthy. Immunizations are very important to your child's well-being, providing one of the first lines of defense against disease for your child. Topeka Pediatrics can handle all of your child's immunizations. Our immunization program ensures that our medical staff administer your child’s immunizations according to a planned, prearranged schedule.
Be aware that schools and daycares require vaccines to protect all the children. Click here to see the Kansas vaccine requirements so you will know what your child must receive.
As in all things, your child’s health is our top priority, and routine childhood immunizations are one of the interventions that have made the most difference in children’s health overall in this country. It has been a historic change and has significantly decreased childhood morbidity and mortality! Although there is much conflicting information available, the scientific community as a whole consistently finds that the vaccine schedule recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Centers for Disease Control, and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices is safe and effective. Each vaccine is rigorously tested for safety and efficacy prior to being recommended, and the safety and efficacy of the entire immunization schedule as a whole is monitored in an ongoing fashion.
Given this information, the risk inherent to delayed or missing immunizations, and the need to ensure the safety of those children in our clinic who are too young to receive immunizations or who cannot receive immunizations for other reasons, our vaccine policy requires all of our patients to follow the recommended immunization schedule. If you have questions about the schedule or if you require help interpreting any information you have received, we are happy to spend time sorting through this with you! If in the end, you decide not to follow the recommended immunization schedule for your child, we will not be able to follow your child in our clinic.