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Immunizations for Babies

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Make sure your little ones are protected by staying up to date on immunizations! This document contains the vaccine schedule for babies and below there is information on the diseases prevented by each vaccine. It’s important to maintain your baby’s well child visits to stay on schedule with your baby’s vaccines as well as their development and growth. Without vaccines, your child is at risk of getting seriously ill. Making sure your child receives all of the recommended vaccines is one of the most important steps you can take to help protect your child from these dangerous infections.

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What do the vaccines prevent?

 

  • HepB: Hepatitis B is a serious liver disease. 
  • DTaP: Diphtheria can cause breathing problems, paralysis, and heart failure. Tetanus causes painful tightening of the muscles. It can cause “locking” of the jaw so you cannot open your mouth or swallow. Pertussis, also known as whooping cough, causes coughing spells so bad that it is hard for infants and children to eat, drink or breathe. 
  • PCV13: Pneumococcal disease can cause serious infections of the blood, lungs, and brain. 
  • Hib: Haemophilus influenzae type b is a serious brain, throat, and blood infection. 
  • Polio: Polio is a serious paralyzing disease.
  • RV: Rotavirus is a virus that causes severe diarrhea, vomiting, fever, and abdominal pain. 
  • Influenza: Influenza is a serious lung infection. All children 6 months and older should be vaccinated against influenza every year. 
  • MMR: Measles, mumps, and rubella are viral diseases that can have serious consequences. 
  • HepA: Hepatitis A is a serious liver disease. 
  • Varicella: Varicella, also called chickenpox, is a very contagious viral disease and is usually mild but can be serious.