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Recommended Immunization Schedule

Vaccine Information Sheets

DTaP (Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis) - Daptacel, Infanrix, Tripedia

Flu Mist (Live, Intranasal Influenza VIS) -

Flu Shot (Influenza (Flu) Vaccine) - Fluzone, Fluvirin, Fluarix

Hep A (Hepatitis A) - Havrix, Vaqta

Hep B (Hepatitis B) - Engerix-B, Recombivax HB

Hib (Haemophilus Influenzae Type b) - PedvaxHIB, ActHIB, Hiberix, HibTITER

HPV Gardasil-9 (Human Papillomavirus) - Gardasil-9

IPV (Polio) - Ipol

Meningococcal (Meningococcal ACWY Vaccines) - Menomune, Menactra, Menveo

MMR (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella) - M-M-R II

MMRV (Measles, Mumps, Rubella & Varicella) - ProQuad

Multiple Vaccines (DTaP, Hib, Polio, Or DTaP & Polio) - Pentacel, Kinrix

PCV13 (Pneumococcal Conjugate) - Prevnar 13

PPV (Pneumococcal Polysaccharide) -

Rotavirus (Rotavirus) - RotaTeq, Rotarix

TdaP (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis) - Boostrix, Adacel

Varicella (Chickenpox) - Varivax

Meningococcal (Serogroup B - Men B) (Serogroup B Meningococcal (Men B)) - Trumenba

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ASDs Family Handout—Vaccines (Some parents of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) may worry about a possible link between vaccines and ASDs. In fact, one recent survey said that 54% of parents of children with ASDs thought ASDs were caused by immunizations. The consensus of health professionals based on scientific research is that there is no evidence that vaccines cause ASDs. Despite these scientific data, parents continue to worry that vaccines may cause children at risk for ASDs to develop symptoms at the time many childhood vaccinations are given. Some common questions that parents have include) Download PDF

Chickenpox Vaccine, The ((Please see the related Vaccine Information Statement, The Chickenpox Vaccine: What You Need to Know)) Download PDF

Chickenpox Vaccine, The: What You Need to Know (VIS) (Chickenpox (also called varicella) is a common childhood disease. It is usually mild, but it can be serious, especially in young infants and adults.) Download PDF

DTaP (Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis Vaccines): What You Need to Know (VIS) (Diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis are serious diseases caused by bacteria. Diphtheria and pertussis are spread from person to person. Tetanus enters the body through cuts or wounds.) Download PDF

Haemophilus influenzae Type b ((Please see the related Vaccine Information Statement, Haemophilus Influenzae Type b (Hib) Vaccine: What You Need to Know)) Download PDF

Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib): What You Need to Know (VIS) (Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) disease is a serious disease caused by bacteria. It usually affects children under 5 years old. It can also affect adults with certain medical conditions.) Download PDF

Hepatitis A Vaccine (VIS) (Hepatitis A is a serious liver disease. It is caused by the hepatitis A virus (HAV). HAV is spread from person to person through contact with the feces (stool) of people who are infected, which can easily happen if someone does not wash his or her hands properly. You can also get hepatitis A from food, water, or objects contaminated with HAV.) Download PDF

Hepatitis B Vaccine (VIS) (Hepatitis B is a serious disease that affects the liver. It is caused by the hepatitis B virus. Hepatitis B can cause mild illness lasting a few weeks, or it can lead to a serious, lifelong illness. ) Download PDF

Hepatitis B Vaccine: What Parents Need to Know (Newborns who don’t get the vaccine at birth should get all 3 doses as soon as possible at the recommended intervals.) Download PDF

Hepatitis C (About 4 million Americans are infected with Hepatitis C virus (HCV), and many do not even know it. Anyone can get infected with HCV, including children.) Download PDF

HPV (Human Papillomavirus) (According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there is an epidemic of human papillomavirus (HPV) in the United States. HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection. It is most common in men and women in their late teens and early 20s. Because so many types of HPV have no symptoms, it is easily spread between sex partners. ) Download PDF

HPV (Human Papillomavirus) Vaccine Cervarix®: What you need to know (VIS) (Genital human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted virus in the United States. More than half of sexually active men and women are infected with HPV at some time in their lives.) Download PDF

HPV (Human Papillomavirus) Vaccine Gardasil®: What You Need to Know (VIS) (Many Vaccine Information Statements are available in Spanish and other languages. See www.immunize.org/vis.) Download PDF

HPV (Human Papillomavirus) Vaccine: What You Need to Know (HPV vaccine prevents infection with human papillomavirus (HPV) types that are associated with many cancers, including:) Download PDF

Immunizations: What You Need to Know (A: Chickenpox is usually mild. However, there can be serious complications. In fact, before the vaccine was licensed in 1995, there were about 4 million cases, 11,000 hospitalizations, and 100 deaths each year from chickenpox. Chickenpox is also very contagious. Most children feel miserable and miss 1 week or more of school when infected. It is because of the vaccine that the number of cases of chickenpox and its complications, including deaths, have gone down so dramatically. ) Download PDF

Influenza Vaccine (Inactivated or Recombinant) (VIS) (Influenza (“flu”) is a contagious disease that spreads around the United States every year, usually between October and May.) Download PDF

Influenza Vaccine (Live, Intranasal) (VIS) (Influenza (“flu”) is a contagious disease that spreads around the United States every year, usually between October and May.) Download PDF

Meningococcal ACWY Vaccines — MenACWY and MPSV4 (VIS) (Meningococcal disease is a serious illness caused by a type of bacteria called Neisseria meningitidis. It can lead to meningitis (infection of the lining of the brain and spinal cord) and infections of the blood. Meningococcal disease often occurs without warning — even among people who are otherwise healthy.) Download PDF

Meningococcal Disease—Information for Teens and College Students (Meningococcal disease is most common in very young infants, teens, and young adults, and those older than 65 years. College students, especially freshmen who live in dorms and military recruits, are at an increased risk for meningococcal disease caused by serogroups C and Y compared with others in this age group. Though there have been a number of meningococcal serogroup B outbreaks on college campuses in the past decade, college students are not at increased risk for meningococcal serogroup B disease.) Download PDF

MMR (Measles, Mumps & Rubella) Vaccine: What You Need to Know (VIS) (Measles, mumps, and rubella are serious diseases. Before vaccines they were very common, especially among children.) Download PDF

Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine: What You Need to Know (VIS) (Vaccination can protect both children and adults from pneumococcal disease.) Download PDF

Pneumococcal Infections (Pneumococcus is a type of bacteria that can attack different parts of the body and cause many serious infections including) Download PDF

Polio Vaccine (VIS) (Vaccination can protect people from polio. Polio is a disease caused by a virus. It is spread mainly by person-to-person contact. It can also be spread by consuming food or drinks that are contaminated with the feces of an infected person.) Download PDF

Protect Yourself and Help Protect Your Baby: Information for New Moms on the Tdap Vaccine (Congratulations on your new baby! Your baby is the greatest gift you will ever receive. One of your biggest jobs as a parent is to keep your child safe and healthy. One way do this is to make sure your children get all the immunizations they need to protect them from different diseases. But did you know that there is an immunization that you as a parent should get to keep your children safe?) Download PDF

Rotavirus (Another way you can help prevent the spread of rotavirus (and other infections) is by making sure everyone in your family knows the proper way to wash their hands. Here's how:) Download PDF

Rotavirus Vaccine: What You Need to Know (VIS) (Rotavirus is a virus that causes diarrhea, mostly in babies and young children. The diarrhea can be severe, and lead to dehydration. Vomiting and fever are also common in babies with rotavirus.) Download PDF

Seasonal Influenza (Flu) (Some children may vomit and have diarrhea. Talk with your child’s doctor if your child has ear pain, a cough that will not go away, or a fever that will not go away. There can be serious complications, even death, from the flu, but these are uncommon. ) Download PDF

Td (Tetanus, Diphtheria) VIS (Tetanus and diphtheria are very serious diseases. They are rare in the United States today, but people who do become infected often have severe complications. Td vaccine is used to protect adolescents and adults from both of these diseases.) Download PDF

Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis): What You Need to Know (VIS) (Tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis are very serious diseases. Tdap vaccine can protect us from these diseases. And, Tdap vaccine given to pregnant women can protect newborn babies against pertussis.) Download PDF

Your Child’s First Vaccines: What You Need to Know (VIS) (The vaccines covered on this statement are those most likely to be given during the same visits during infancy and early childhood. Other vaccines (including measles, mumps, and rubella; varicella; rotavirus; influenza; and hepatitis A) are also routinely recommended during the first five years of life.) Download PDF