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.
At Topeka Pediatrics, our main concern is the health of your child. We strongly believe that immunizations play an important role in maintaining your child's health from infancy to adulthood. We recognize that there is much anti-vaccine rhetoric in the press today that has heightened parents concerns regarding immunizations. However, there is no scientific link between vaccines and autism. Thus, we feel it necessary to take a firm stand on the vaccine policies in our practice. If you do not plan on having your infant vaccinated according to our schedule, or not at all, then we respectfully ask you to find a physician who is willing to take this risk with you. Make no mistake: many of the diseases prevented by vaccination have serious consequences, including disfigurement and death. America is fortunate to have significantly decreased the rates of many of these diseases. To protect all children, there needs to be a high immunization rate for a significant portion of the community, often referred to as "herd immunity." The American Academy of Pediatrics and the Centers for Disease Control view vaccine safety to be of great importance. Safety data on vaccines is well established and testing continues at all times. The team at Topeka Pediatrics monitors ongoing safety of vaccines and agrees with the recommended schedule proposed by the above groups.
Birth: Hepatitis B #1
2 months: DTaP, Hepatitis B #2, Hib, IPV, PCV13, Rotavirus
4 months: DTaP, Hib, IPV, PCV13, Rota (all #2)
6 months: DTaP, Hepatitis B, Hib, PCV13, 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, PCV13 #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)
For more information regarding immunizations please follow the links below: