Childhood immunization

Childhood Immunization - State of being immune to or protected from disease, esp. an infectious disease by means of vaccination.

According to the recent studies, approximately 1 million children still need one or more of the recommended vaccines to be fully protected. If a child is not vaccinated and is exposed to a disease, the child's body may not be able to fight the disease. Before the existence of vaccines, many children died from diseases that vaccines now prevent, such as whooping cough, measles and polio. Those same diseases still exist today, but vaccinated children are protected. If you are unsure if your child is up to date on all of their required vaccines or if you need assistance scheduling an appointment with your child’s Pediatrician, please contact the Quality Management department at 661-616-9422.

Recommended Immunizations

Birth

  • Hepatitis B

6-8 weeks

  • Pentacel, comprised of:
    • Diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (DTaP)
    • Polio
    • Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)
  • Prevnar
  • Hepatitis B
  • Rotavirus

4 months

  • Pentacel (DTaP, polio and Hib)
  • Prevnar
  • Rotavirus

6 months

  • Pentacel (DTaP, Polio and Hib)
  • Prevnar
  • Hepatitis B
  • Rotavirus
  • Influenza (given annually)

12 months

  • Anemia test
  • Possible tuberculosis and lead screening
  • Measles, mumps and rubella (MMR)
  • Varicella
  • Hepatitis A

15 months

  • DTaP
  • Hib
  • Prevnar

18 months

  • Hepatitis A

4 years

  • DTaP
  • Polio
  • MMR
  • Varicella

4 years

  • DTaP
  • Polio
  • MMR
  • Varicella

10 years

  • Tdap

11 to 12 years

  • Tdap (if not given at age 10)
  • Meningitis
  • HPV (2 doses)

16 to 17 years

  • Meningitis

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Recommended Vaccine Information Sheets

The immunization schedule developed by the CDC is the recommended guide on when to vaccinate your child. Please click the links below to the CDC website for the most updated child and adolescent immunization schedules.