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   About vaccines


   We have included below the most common immunizations that your child would receive and the links to the CDC website with information about these vaccines.

DTaP- against three diseases- diphteria, tetanus (lockjaw) and pertussis (whooping cough).

IPV- against the poliomyelitis virus.

Hep B- against the Hepatitis B virus.

HIB- against the bacteria known as Haemophillus type B.

PCV 13- against the bacteria known as Pneumococcus.

Rotateq- against severe diarrhea caused by the Rotavirus.

Varicella- against chickenpox.

MMR- against three diseases- measles, mumps and rubella.

Hep A- against Hepatitis A virus.

TdaP- against tetanus and booster for pertussis.

Menactra- against meningitis with most common Meningococcus type bacterias.

HPV- against the most common Human papilomma viruses that cause cervical cancer in girls.

Inactivated Influenza Vaccine- administered intramuscularly, offered annually it protects against 3 chosen strains of the flu.

Live Influenza Vaccine- intranasal, offered annually it protects against 3 chosen strains of the flu.

Typhoid Vaccine- for traveler to the part of the world where typoid is common.

Included here for review, is the immunization schedule endorsed by our practice, as well as concise information about vaccines and possible reactions to immunizations.
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