Highland Pediatrics And Adolescent Medicine - Logo
1250 Mercantile Drive
Highland IL 62249
Telephone (618) 654-4449
                                                      FAX (618) 654-3974
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00a-4:30p Open three Saturdays/mo 8a-11a 
Closed 12:15p-12:45p for lunch
Located in Highland, IL and Serving Highland and the Surrounding Areas

IMMUNIZATIONS

Our practice follows the immunization guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).

For information about these vaccines, the diseases they protect against, immunization schedules, vaccine safety and other important information please visit the AAP™ immunization page.


For your first office visit you can be prepared with our Consent for Administration of Vaccines.

Consent for Administration of Vaccines

This consent is to be reviewed and signed at the first office visit. The vaccine schedule recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is followed. Alternate schedules put children at risk for serious illness and as such, cannot be followed. Dr. Feldott and her staff do not wish to put patients and the public at risk by allowing refusal or intentional delay of vaccination. We are passionate about the need for vaccinating children, including your children and our own. Trust is a very important part of the physician-patient-parent relationship. Unfortunately, not trusting a pediatrician or nurse practitioner about the effectiveness and safety of vaccination may lead to lack of trust regarding other aspects of pediatric care. We do not wish to put you or us in that position. If vaccination is in no way agreeable to you, please find another local provider who might be able to accommodate your wishes for your child's care. If you do not wish to refuse vaccination, but simply want more education about the vaccines - what they do, when they are given, how the schedule is determined, etc. - please feel free to make an appointment and one of us can discuss this with you. Thank you in advance for your understanding in this matter.


Well Baby/Immunization Schedule

Birth                          Hep B
 
1 week                      Check growth/development

1 month                    Hep B

2 months                  Pentacel, Prevnar*, Rotateq*

4 months                  Pentacel, Prevnar*, Rotateq*

6 months                  Pentacel, Prevnar*, Rotateq*

9 months                  Hep B

12 months                MMR, Prevnar*, Hep A*

15 months                Hib, Varivax

18 months                DTaP, Hep A*

24 months                Check growth/development

3 years                     Check growth/development

4-5 years                  Quadracel, ProQuad

11-12 years              Tdap, Menactra, Gardasil*

14 year                    Check growth/development

16 year                    Menactra

Pentacel: DTaP/Hib/IPV combined into one shot. ProQuad: Varivax/MMR combined into one shot.
Quadracel: DTaP/IPV combined into one shot. 

* Strongly recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics but not required by the State of Illinois for school attendance.

Vaccines Used By Our Office

Hep B                     Protects against Hepatitis B

DTaP                      Protects against Diphtheria/Tetanus and Pertussis

Hib                         Protects again Haemophilus influenza type B

IPV                         Protects against Polio

Prevnar                  Protects against Pneumococcus

Rotateq                  Protects against Rotavirus

HepA                      Protects against Hepatitis A

MMR                      Protects against Measles/Mumps and Rubella

Varivax                   Protects against Chickenpox

Tdap                      Protects against Tetanus/Diphtheria and Pertussis

Menactra               Protects against Meningococcus

Gardasil                 Protects against Human Papilloma Virus

Description of Diseases the Vaccines Prevent

Hepatitis B:  is a virus that affects the liver. It may present with non-specific symptoms such as loss of appetite, nausea, fatigue or yellowing of the eyes or skin. It could also lead to ongoing liver disease such as cancer. It is spread through infected blood and body fluids.

Diphtheria:  this bacteria most commonly leads to throat infections. Infections caused by diptheria can cause a thick membrane to develop on the back of the throat that can cause difficulty breathing.

Tetanus (lockjaw):  this bacteria may cause severe generalized muscle spasms. Tetanus bacteria enters the body through a cut or wound.

Pertussis (whooping cough):  this bacteria begins with mild upper respiratory symptoms and progresses to violent episodes of coughing characterized by an inspiratory whoop and commonly followed by vomiting.

Haemophilus influenza type B: this bacteria causes pneumonia, meningitis, and infections of the blood, epiglottis, joints, skin, ears, and heart.

Polio:  this virus may lead to a rapid onset of one sided paralysis.

Pneumococcus:  this bacteria may cause ear infections and invasive bacterial infections. It is a common cause of sinusitis, pneumonia, and eye infections.

Rotavirus:  this virus causes non-bloody diarrhea often accompanied by vomiting and fever. This can lead to dehydration.

Hepatitis A:  this virus affects the liver producing symptoms such as fever, malaise, anorexia and yellow eyes or skin. It is spread by putting infected objects such as contaminated food or water in the mouth.

Measles:  this virus causes a disease characterized by fever, cough, coryza, eye inflammation, and rash.

Mumps:  this virus causes swelling of the glands near the jaw. Symptoms include fever, headache, and muscle ache. Mumps may lead to swelling around the brain, pancreas, testicles or ovaries. It can also lead to hearing loss.

Rubella:  this virus produces a rash, swollen glands, and fever. Infection during pregnancy may result in miscarriage or fetal birth defects.

Chickenpox:  this virus produces a blistery, itchy rash and mild fever. Complications include bacterial superinfection of skin lesions, pneumonia, and central nervous system involvement.

Meningococcus:  this bacteria leads to blood infections and/or meningitis. The progression of the disease is rapid and can cause death if not treated immediately.

Human Papillomavirus: this virus can produce benign warts of the skin. Certain types of HPV virus can cause cervical and genital cancers.
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