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While infants are protected from certain diseases at birth because of antibodies passed on to them from the mother, this maternal protection is only temporary.
Continuing immunity against many diseases can be achieved through vaccinations, most often administered as injections, but sometimes administered orally or nasally.
Vaccinations use small amounts of killed or weakened microorganisms that cause the targeted diseases. Introducing these altered pathogens into the body assists the immune system in developing antibodies as if it were fighting off the actual disease. These antibodies provide the patient with long-term protection.
Hepatitis A and B
Diptheria, tetanus, and acellular pertussis (DTaP)
Measle, mumps, rubella (MMR)
Varicella (chicken pox)
Human papillomavirus (HPV)
Meningitis for college students or others in dormitories
Certain immunizations are required or recommended for public school or college attendance, in order to enter the military or before traveling to other countries.
Vaccinations are also recommended for certain populations, such as infants, adolescents, older adults, pregnant women, or individuals with chronic medical conditions.
Our practice follows the schedule established by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and approved by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Immunizations are essential for the health and safety of all of our patients and our entire community.
We expect all patients in our practice to be fully immunized, unless medically contraindicated.
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We take care of children from birth through age 21