240 18th Street Circle SE

Hickory, NC 28602

Immunizations

Catawba Pediatrics follows the immunization guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for children and adolescents from birth to 18 years old.

Why Immunization is Important

Infants and school-age children are more likely to be exposed to bacteria and viruses, and vaccines can help a child’s immune system fight them. In fact, the number of cases for many communicable diseases has dramatically decreased and some have even been eradicated thanks to immunization. Vaccinations are administered as one of the safest and best methods of disease prevention. This preventative approach to managing your child’s healthcare can help prevent expensive procedures or hospital visits in the future.

Is Immunization Required?

The Providers and staff at Catawba Pediatrics believe immunizations are an essential part of well-child care. We also recognize and respect the parents’ role as the ultimate decision maker for their child’s healthcare. We strongly encourage families to follow the recommended immunization schedule and require all our patients to be immunized.  Please read our Vaccine Policy. 


IMMUNIZATION SCHEDULE 

Baby

Birth

Hepatitis B (1st dose)


2 Months

Hepatitis B (HepB)  (2nd dose)

Diphtheria, tetanus, and whooping cough (pertussis) (DTaP) ( 1st dose)

Haemophilus influenzae type b disease (Hib) (1st dose)

Polio (IPV)  (1st dose)

Pneumococcal disease (PCV13) (1st dose)

Rotavirus (RV)  (1st dose)


4 Months                                                    

Diphtheriatetanus, and whooping cough (pertussis) (DTaP) ( 2nd dose)

Baby 2

Haemophilus influenzae type b disease (Hib) (2nd dose)

Polio (IPV)  (2nd dose)

Pneumococcal disease (PCV13) (2nd dose)

Rotavirus (RV)  (2nd dose)


6 Months

Hepatitis B (HepB)  (3rd dose)

Diphtheriatetanus, and whooping cough (pertussis) (DTaP) ( 3rd dose)

Haemophilus influenzae type b disease (Hib) (3rd dose)

Polio (IPV)  (3rd dose)

Pneumococcal disease (PCV13) (3rd dose)

Influenza (Flu) (every year)

7-11 Months

Influenza (Flu) (every year)


12 Months

Toddler

Chickenpox (Varicella) (1st dose)

Measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) (1st dose)

Pneumococcal disease (PCV13) (4th dose)

Influenza (Flu) (every year)


15 Months

Haemophilus influenzae type b disease (Hib) type b disease (Hib) (3rd dose)

Hepatitis A (HepA) (1st dose)

Diphtheriatetanus, and whooping cough (pertussis) (DTaP) (4th dose)

Influenza (Flu) (every year)


18 Months

Influenza (Flu) (every year)


2 Years

Hepatitis A (HepA) (2nd dose)

4 yr

Influenza (Flu) (every year)


4-6 Years

Diphtheriatetanus, and whooping cough (pertussis) (DTaP) (5th dose)

Polio (IPV) (4th dose)

Measlesmumps, and rubella (MMR) (2nd dose)

Chickenpox (Varicella) (2nd dose)

Influenza (Flu) (every year)

7-10 Years

Influenza (Flu) (every year)



11-12 Years                                       

Pre-Teens

Meningococcal disease (MenACWY) (one dose)

HPV (two doses)

Tetanusdiphtheria, and whooping cough (pertussis) (Tdap) (one dose)

Influenza (Flu) (every year)


13-18 Years

Meningococcal conjugate (MenACWY) given at 16 years old (2nd dose)

Serogroup B meningococcal (MenB) may be given, preferably at 16 through 18 years (2 doses)

Influenza (Flu) (every year)


Teens






   RECOMMENDED IMMUNIZATION SCHEDULES

     Birth - 6 Years

      7 - 18 Years

                                                                                                                                                                            

                                                                   Covid-19 Vaccine  - Now approved for 12 years and up. Call our office to schedule appointment today. 




NORTH CAROLINA K-12 SCHOOL REQUIREMENTS

Kindergarten

Vaccination requirements for kindergarten-age children can be found below:

VaccineNumber Doses Required Before School Entry*
Diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis5 doses
Polio4 doses
Measles2 doses
Mumps2 doses
Rubella1 dose
Haemophilus Influenzae type B (Hib)4 doses
Hepatitis B (Hep B)3 doses
Varicella (chickenpox)2 doses
Pneumococcal conjugate4 doses

7th Grade

Vaccination requirements for 7th grade age children can be found below:

VaccineNumber Doses Required Before School Entry*
Diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis5 doses
Polio4 doses
Measles2 doses
Mumps2 doses
Rubella1 dose
Haemophilus Influenzae type B (Hib)4 doses
Hepatitis B (Hep B)3 doses
Varicella (chickenpox)1 dose
Tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis1 dose
Meningococcal conjugate1 dose

12th Grade

Vaccination requirements for 12th grade age children can be found below:

VaccineNumber Doses Required Before School Entry*
Diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis5 doses
Polio4 doses
Measles2 doses
Mumps2 doses
Rubella1 dose
Haemophilus Influenzae type B (Hib)4 doses
Hepatitis B (Hep B)3 doses
Varicella (chickenpox)1 dose
Tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis1 dose
Meningococcal conjugate (Effective 2020-2021 School Year)2 doses


For more Info on Immunizations please use these links below. 

NCDHHS

CDC

Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)



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Monday:

7:50 AM-5:00 PM

Tuesday:

7:50 AM-5:00 PM

Wednesday:

7:50 AM-5:00 PM

Thursday:

7:50 AM-5:00 PM

Friday:

7:50 AM-5:00 PM

Saturday:

7:30 AM-11:30 AM

Sunday:

7:30 AM-11:30 AM

 



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