We immunize following the Recommended Child and Adolescent Immunization Schedule for ages 18 years or younger set by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Most immunizations are given when the patient is being seen for a wellness check, however we offer immunization only appointments on Mondays & Wednesdays for patients on a catch up schedule or that would like to get the FLU shot. Flu shots are available September through March and are first come first serve.
If for any reason your child is exempt from vaccines, we do offer a vaccine waiver that may be filled out at the time that immunizations would be due.
On July 1, 2021, new vaccine requirements go into effect for school entry. The changes to the childhood immunization schedule include:
Two vaccinations against both chickenpox and hepatitis A, instead of the previous one, will be required prior to kindergarten.
Teens will be required to receive two doses of meningococcal vaccine; one before they start 7th grade, and a second dose before they start 12th grade; instead of the previous standard of one vaccine prior to 7th grade.
The HPV vaccine is required before the start of the 7th grade, but parents may opt out of this vaccine after they have reviewed educational materials and signed a vaccine waiver.
Because the Department of Health has opted out of participation in this vaccine program due of the demand for COVID vaccines, and because Urgent Cares don’t carry VVFC vaccines - most patients will have to go to their Primary Care Provider to receive these shots and be eligible for school enrollment in the fall.
Your child should have received a Hep B vaccine at the hospital when they were born, you can expect for your child to receive these immunizations at the following ages: