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