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Recommended vaccine schedule

Novant Health Eastover Pediatrics follows the American Academy of Pediatrics and Centers for Disease Control vaccination guidelines. We believe these vaccines are safe, effective and necessary to prevent serious diseases in children. Below is our typical vaccine schedule, however it may be modified by your physician based on your child's needs:

In the hospital: Hepatitis B
One month: Hepatitis B
Two months: Pentacel, Prevnar 13, and Rotavirus (oral)
Four months: Pentacel, Prevnar 13, and Rotavirus (oral)
Six months: Pentacel, Prevnar 13, and Rotavirus (oral)
Nine months: Hepatitis B
Twelve months: MMR, Varicella
15 months: HIB, Prevnar 13
18 months: DTaP, Hepatitis A
24 months: Hepatitis A
4 years: Kinrix, Proquad
11-12 years: Tdap, Menactra, Gardasil series
16 years: Menactra

Vaccine components

Pentacel: combination DTaP (diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis/whooping cough), polio, and Hib (hemophilus influenza type B) vaccines

Prevnar 13: 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV)

MMR: Measles, mumps, and rubella

Varicella: chicken pox

Kinrix: combination DTaP and polio

Proquad: combination of MMR and Varicella

Tdap: Tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis/whooping cough booster

Menactra: bacterial meningitis (meningococcus) vaccine

Gardasil: Human papilloma virus vaccine.

Detailed information about each vaccine and the can be found at the National Network for Immunization Information or the Center for Disease Control’s immunization web page. An excellent parent-friendly resource addressing many common vaccine questions can be found at the American Academy of Pediatrics’s caregiver website, healthychildren.org.