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Los Altos, California
94024-5403

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Immunizations

The pediatricians at Altos Pediatrics strongly believe that immunizations are the most important medical advance of the past century in the prevention of childhood disease and the reduction of childhood mortality. In accordance with the guidelines established through the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Center for Disease Control, and the ACIP (Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices), we feel that every child should receive these important vaccines in a timely fashion. The risk of NOT receiving the vaccines from both the individual and public health point of view is significantly greater than the risk of the vaccines themselves.


Recommended Immunization Schedule for Persons Aged 0 Through 6 Years

AGE VACCINE
Birth Hepatitis B (HepB)
1 month Hepatitis B (HepB) — recommended between 1-2 months
2 months Hepatitis B (HepB)
Rotavirus (RV)
Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (DTaP)
Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)
Pneumococcal (PCV)
Inactivated Poliovirus (IPV)
4 months Rotavirus (RV)
Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (DTaP)
Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)
Pneumococcal (PCV)
Inactivated Poliovirus (IPV)
6 months Hepatitis B (HepB) — recommended between 6-18 months
Rotavirus (RV)
Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (DTaP)
Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)
Pneumococcal (PCV)
Inactivated Poliovirus (IPV) — recommended between 6-18 months
Influenza — recommended yearly
12 months Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)
Pneumococcal (PCV)
Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) — recommended between 12-18 months
Varicella (VZ) — recommended between 12-18 months
Hepatitis A: 2 doses (HepA) — recommended between 12-23 months
15 months Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (DTaP) — recommended between 15-18 months
4-6 years Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (DTaP)
Inactivated Poliovirus (IPV)
Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)
Varicella (VZ)


This schedule indicates the recommended ages for routine administration of currently licensed vaccines, as of December 1, 2008, for children aged 0 through 6 years. Any dose not administered at the recommended age should be administered at a subsequent visit, when indicated and feasible. Licensed combination vaccines may be used whenever any component of the combination is indicated and other components are not contraindicated and if approved by the Food and Drug Administration for that dose of the series. Providers should consult the relevant Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices statement for detailed recommendations, including high-risk conditions: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/acip-list.htm. Clinically significant adverse events that follow immunization should be reported to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS). Guidance about how to obtain and complete a VAERS form is available at http://www.vaers.hhs.gov or by telephone, 800-822-7967.

Vaccine Policy

We firmly believe in the effectiveness of vaccines to prevent serious illness and to save lives.

Altos Pediatrics Vaccine Policy Statement

Download a Schedule

The 2015 Recommended Childhood Immunization Schedule has been approved by the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Advisory Committee on Immunizations Practices of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the American Academy of Family Physicians and is available below.

American Academy of Pediatrics 2015 Vaccine Schedule (PDF)

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