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Newborn Packet - Vaccinations

We feel strongly that vaccinations are the most important advance of the 20th/21st century.  The eradication of smallpox was a phenomenal feat!  In accordance with the guidelines established through the American Academy of Pediatrics, we feel that every child should receive these important vaccines in a timely fashion.  If you feel you would choose not to vaccinate, would like to delay vaccinations, or have not vaccinated your older children please speak to one of the physicians before scheduling an appointment.

If you have questions or concerns about vaccines, the following websites can provide important and appropriate information:

www.cdc.gov (Center for Disease Control)
www.aap.org (American Academy of Pediatrics)
www.fda.gov (Food and Drug Administration)

 

Abbreviations used:

DTap …………………………Diphtheris, Tetanus, acellular Pertussis (Whooping Cough)

Hep B ……………………….Hepatitis B Vaccine

Hgb ………………………….Hemoglobin ( blood test for Anemia)

Hib …………………………..Haemophilus Influenzae, type b Vaccine

HPV ………………………… Gardasil Vaccine

Kinrix ……………………….(combined DTaP and IPV)

IPV …………………………. Inactivated Polio Vaccine

Menactra …………………  Meningococcal Vaccine

MMR …………………………Measles, Mumps, Rubella Vaccine

Pentacel …………………… (combined DTap, IPV & Hib)

Prevnar ………………………Pneumococcal Vaccine

Tb …………………………….Tuberculosis

Varivax ……………...........Chicken Pox Vaccine