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Press on Vaccine Name for Description of Vaccine.

DTAP

Diptheria – A bacterial infection that can lead to obstruction of the upper airway. It also produces a neurotoxin that can cause neurological and or cardiovascular complications.

Tetanus – A bacteria found in the soil. The bacterium releases a toxin that can cause spasms of skeletal muscles and lockjaw (as it is commonly known for). It can be fatal.

Pertusis – A highly contagious bacterial infection also known as whooping cough. If the infection is found in unvaccinated infants it can cause pneumonia, seizures, and encephalopathy.

HIB

Haemophilis influenza B – An invasive bacteria that can cause pneumonia, meningitis, epiglottis and other severe infections.

IPV

Polio – A virus that can cause muscle weakness and paralysis.

Prevnar

Pneumococcal – A bacterial infection that can cause severe infections such as pneumonia, otitis media (ear infection), meningitis, or cellulitis (skin infection).

Rotarix

Rotavirus – A virus that can cause severe vomiting and diarrhea leading to dehydration and in extreme cases shock.

Hep B

Hepatitis B – A virus that causes chronic inflammation of the liver and can lead to severe long term complications even death.

Hep A

Hepatitis A – A virus that affects the liver causing temporary jaundice, nausea, vomiting, and bowel changes.

Varicella

Chicken Pox – A highly contagious virus in the herpes family that causes a rash that itches along with flu-like symptoms.

MMR

Measles – A virus also known as rubeola that classically causes fever, cough, runny nose, eye inflammation, and a rash. It can result in serious complications in children including fatal clotting disorders.

Mumps – A virus causing enlargement of the salivary glands.

Rubella – A virus also known as the German measles which results in flu-like symptoms with a rash. It can be very dangerous for pregnant women.

Kinrix

Combination of DTap and IPV
See above description

Meningococcal

Meningitis – An invasive bacteria that can effect multiple organs causing severe complications including meningitis, skeletal deformities, and organ failure.

Gardasil or Cervarix

Human Papilloma Virus – An invasive bacteria that can effect multiple organs causing severe complications including meningitis, skeletal deformities, and organ failure.

Influenza

Seasonal Influenza virus – A virus that can cause fever, body aches, and other discomforts. It can lead to severe complications especially in the elderly.

Dr. Sears Schedule is an option available to parents who are interested in delayed vaccinations. Below is a list of his recommended schedule. If you decide to follow this schedule you will need to bring your child to the office more frequently than recommended by the well child exams. If you are only coming for a shot and not a well child exam you will only be charged a nurse visit instead of an office visit plus the cost of the vaccine if applicable.

  • 2 Months – DTaP (diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough) and tetanus), Rotavirus
  • 3 Months – Pc(pneumococcal disease), HIB (Haemophilus influenzae type B)
  • 4 Months – DTaP, Rotavirus
  • 5 Months – Pc, HIB
  • 6 Months – DTaP, Rotavirus
  • 7 Months – Pc, HIB
  • 9 Months – Polio, Flu (2 doses)
  • 12 Months – Mumps, Polio
  • 15 Months – Pc, HIB
  • 18 Months – DTaP, Chickenpox
  • 21 Months – Flu
  • 2 Years – Rubella, Polio
  • 2 Years 6 Months – Hep B, Hep A
  • 3 Years – Hep B, Measles, Flu
  • 3 Years 6 Months – Hep B, Hep A
  • 4 Years – DTaP, Polio, Flu
  • 5 Years – MMR, Flu
  • 6 Years – Chickenpox
  • 12 Years – DTaP, HPV (papillomavirus – sexually transmitted infection)
  • 12 Years 2 Months – HPV
  • 13 Years – HPV, Meningococcal (Meningococcus – a bacterium that causes meningitis)
WeightAgeDrops 80mg/0.8mlSusp 160mg/5mlChewable 80mgJr Chewable 160mg
6-11 lbs0-3 mos1/2 or 0.4ml
12-17 lbs4-11 mos1 or 0.8ml1/2 tsp
18-23 lbs12-23 mos1.5 dropper3/4 tsp
24-35 lbs2-3 yrs1 tsp2
36-474-5 yrs1.5 tsp3
48-59 lbs6-8 yrs2 tsp42
60-71 lbs9-10 yrs2.5 tsp52.5
72-95 lbs11 yrs3 tsp63
96+ lbs12 yrs4
WeightWeightAgeDrops 50 mg/1.25mlSusp 100 mg/5mlChewable 50 mgChewable 100mg
12-17 lbs5-8 kg6-11 mos1/2-1 dppr1/4-1/2 tsp
18-23 lbs8-11 kgs12-23 mos1-2 dppr1/2-1 tsp1-2 tab1/2-1 tab
24-35 lbs11-16 kgs2-3 yrs2 dppr1 tsp1.5-3 tab3/4-1/5 tab
36-47 lbs16-22 kgs4-5 yrs1.5 tsp2-4 tabs1-2 tabs
48-59 lbs22-27 kgs6-8 yrs2 tsp2.5-5 tabs1.25-2.5 tabs
60-71 lbs27-32 kgs9-10 yrs2.5 tsp3-6 tabs1.5-3 tabs
72-95 lbs32-44 kgs11 yrs3 tsp4-8 tabs2-4 tabs

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