Immunizations are one of the best preventative medicine practices that physicians have available today. Thanks to vaccines, many of the serious and deadly diseases that plagued children years ago are infrequently seen in the United States today.
Southdale Pediatric Associates follows the immunization schedules recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). These schedules have been researched extensively, are proven to be safe, and help ensure that children are protected from these serious illnesses during their most vulnerable ages.
Southdale Pediatrics Immunization Schedule
Reliable Vaccine Resources
Be an informed parent. Your pediatrician is a trusted resource for questions about the recommended immunization schedule and individual vaccines. We recommend these trusted resources as additional sources of information:
- Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
- American Academy of Pediatrics
- Vaccine Education Center-Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Vaccine Information Sheets
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- Hib (haemophilus influenzae type B)
- MMR (measles, mumps and rubella)
- Meningococcal ACWY
- Meningococcal B
- Pneumococcal conjugate (PCV13)
- Pneumococcal polysaccharide (PPSV23)
Pain management for immunizations
We understand that vaccines and blood draws can be scary and painful for your child, please click here for our suggested solutions.
There may be additional vaccines recommended for travel to foreign countries. Please review the recommendations by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the CDC and ask about how to get these vaccines if needed.
There is ongoing research to develop new vaccines for today’s serious diseases and to improve the current vaccines. We are always reviewing the current research and making any changes that we feel are needed to help promote the ongoing health of our patients. Please contact your physician if you have any concerns regarding vaccines.