Recommended Vaccination Schedule for Pediatric Patients

At Palmetto Pediatrics, we have been keeping your little ones healthy and happy for over forty years, and we have always had one goal in mind: keeping healthcare as pleasant as possible for our tiny patients.

If you are a new parent, you may be wondering about the newborn vaccination recommendations for children living in North Charleston, SC. In order to ease your mind, we have put together this list of the recommended vaccinations for children and separated them by age group. Your little one will be getting a lot of shots for the first couple of years of his or her life, but each of these vaccinations will help keep them safe and healthy for their entire lives.

Vaccinations from Birth to 15 Months Old as Suggested by the CDC

At birth, before leaving the hospital, your newborn should be given the first dose of the Hepatitis B vaccination. Some North Charleston, SC hospitals may choose to give your newborn a few of the other vaccinations as well, but HepB should be administered.

At your pediatric visits for months one and two, your baby should receive the following shots:

  • The 2nd dose of Hepatitis B
  • The 1st dose of the Rotavirus
  • The 1st dose of DTaP (Diptheria, tetanus, & acellular pertussis)
  • The 1st dose of Haemophilus Influenzae type b
  • The 1st dose of Pneumococcal Conjugate
  • The 1st dose of Inactivated Poliovirus

The next round of vaccinations for your newborn will be given at month 4, and these include:

  • The 2nd dose of Rotavirus
  • The 2nd dose of DTaP
  • The 2nd dose of Haemophilus Influenzae type b
  • The 2nd dose of Pneumococcal Conjugate
  • The 2nd dose of Inactivated Poliovirus

At six months, your baby will need another round of vaccinations. These will include:

  • The 3rd dose of Rotavirus (if needed, it depends on the type of vaccine used)
  • The 3rd dose of DTaP
  • The 3rd dose of Pneumococcal Conjugate
  • The third dose of the Hepatitis B vaccine and Inactivated Poliovirus vaccine can be given at 6-months, 9-months, 12-months, or 15-months.

At one year’s old or at 15-months, there will be several vaccinations given:

  • The 4th dose of DTaP
  • The 4th dose of Pneumococcal Conjugate
  • The 1st dose of MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella)
  • The 1st dose of Varicella
  • The 1st dose of Hepatitis A

Your doctor at Palmetto Pediatrics will make sure that you understand your newborn’s vaccination schedule. We work hard to make sure that your child is given all of the vaccines necessary to stay healthy and to meet the requirements set by the North Charleston, SC school system.

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