Vaccinations

Our Vaccine Philosophy

Our practice believes that all children should receive the recommended vaccines according to the guidelines provided by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Centers for Disease Control. Vaccines are safe and effective in preventing diseases and health complications in children and young adults. Regular vaccinations help children ward off infections, and are administered as one of the safest and best methods of disease prevention.  We are happy to discuss your concerns about vaccines at your child’s next visit.

Vaccine schedules

Kennesaw Pediatrics supports and follows the immunization guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).  The AAP believes that vaccines are one of the most successful medical advances of all time, but understands that parents may have questions about vaccines and their children.  AAP is not able to provide information regarding individual children and their medical conditions, but the following resources are provided as background for a dialogue with your child’s pediatrician. Visit the AAP’s immunization web site for answers to your questions about vaccines.

The following schedules indicate the recommended ages for routine administration of currently licensed vaccines, as of January 1, 2013, for children. Any dose not administered at the recommended age should be administered at a subsequent visit, when indicated and feasible.

Schedules:

Persons Aged birth – 18 Years

Persons Aged 4 months – 18 Years who are more than 1 month behind

Vaccination Resources

Vaccinations & Immunizations

List of Vaccines Used in United States

Vaccines & Preventable Diseases

Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)

BAM! Body and Mind – Vaccines

Vaccine Recommendations of the ACIP

Misconceptions about Seasonal Flu and Flu Vaccines

Preteens and Teens Still Need Vaccines

Vaccine Safety – Addressing Common Concerns

For Parents: Vaccines for Your Children

Vaccines.gov – Your best shot at good health

Understanding Vaccines – What they are and how they work (PDF)

Schedule for Persons Birth through 18 years

Vaccination Catch-up Schedule