Pediatric Immunization Clinic Q&A
Immunizations are a safe and effective way to keep children healthy. Our pediatricians play an important role in child immunization and are a reliable source of vaccine information. Olivero Pediatrics provides a wide range of vaccinations to help protect children from serious diseases. We are conveniently located at 1243 Skytop Mountain Rd. Suite 4, Port Matilda, PA 16870. Please call us for more information or book an appointment online.
Table of Contents:
What are the types of Immunizations/Vaccines?
What vaccines do kids need?
What to be aware of when getting vaccines (side effects/reactions)?
Will my child need more than one vaccine treatment?
Where can I get child vaccinations?
There are intramuscular vaccines, subcutaneous vaccines, and intranasal vaccines. Vaccines are either “live” or “inactivated”.
As recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics:
• 2, 4, & 6 months – Hepatitis B, Rotavirus, DTaP (Diptheria, Tetanus, acellular Pertussis), Hib (Haemophilus influenza type B – this is not the yearly flu that goes around), PCV13 (pneumococcal), IPV (polio)
• 6 months – Influenza (yearly)
• 12 months – MMR, Varicella, Hepatitis A, PCV13
• 15 months – Hib, DTaP
• 18 months – Hepatitis A
• 4 years – MMR, Variciella, DTaP, IPV
• 11 years – MCV (Meningococcal), Tdap (Tetanus, Diptheria, acellular pertussis), HPV (Human Papilloma Virus)
• 16 yrs – MCV, Men B (Meningioccocal type B)
Any vaccine can cause side effects. For the most part, these are minor (for example, a sore arm or low-grade fever) and go away within a few days.
Depends on the child’s age and if the child is missing recommended vaccines for age. There are combined vaccines: MMR and Varicella are combined into a single vaccine at 4 years of age. DTaP and IPV are combined at 4 years of age. Hep B, DTaP, and IPV are combined in a single vaccine at 2, 4, and 6 months of age.
Walk in today or call (814) 256-4466 for a same-day visit at Olivero Pediatrics! Or you can request an appointment online for your convenience. Dr. Olivero and top medical professionals are here to provide you and your family with the recommended childhood vaccinations. Olivero Pediatrics is located at 1243 Skytop Mountain Rd. Suite 4, Port Matilda, PA 16870 near State College, Bellefonte, Philipsburg, Julian area of Pennsylvania. We serve patients from Port Matilda PA, Waddle PA, Julian PA, State College PA, Bellefonte PA, Pennsylvania Furnace PA, and Pine Grove Mills PA.