We advocate following the American Academy of Pediatrics’ recommendations for the immunization of children. Vaccines protect children and their families and friends from dangerous and life threatening disease. Each vaccine has been thoroughly studied, approved and recommended by the FDA and Center for Disease Control. For websites addressing vaccines, please go to our Helpful Links section Resources or visit www.chop.edu for more information. The state of Florida also has required vaccines for daycare/preschool/school entry. Our office policy is:
- Vaccines required by the state of Florida for daycare/preschool/school entry must be started by age 6 months.
- Vaccines required by the state of Florida for daycare/preschool/school entry must be complete by age 24 months (2 years old) with the exception of the 4 year old, 5 year old and 7th grade immunizations, which must be completed at those appropriate ages.
- If you cannot comply with #1 and #2 above, we will regretfully ask you to seek medical care with another physician whose philosophy meets your needs better.
Your child will receive the following vaccines at the well visits listed below:
Note: Flu vaccines start at 6 months of age and are recommended annually during the season. If your child is under 8 years of age and is receiving the flu vaccine for the first time, your child will need a flu booster one month after the first flu vaccine. HPV is a 3 dose series given during the teen years and optimally started at 11-12 years of age.
*Pentacel is a combination of DTaP, HIB and Polio. This vaccine is given at this well visit.