Know the complete vaccine recommendations for all children based on their age.
The CDC publishes a yearly vaccination schedule that every child and teen should follow. Following the timing of each dose and when vaccinations are administered is crucial for ensuring your child receives complete protection against certain communicable diseases that could cause serious consequences. Below you’ll find more information about vaccinations that our Clarksburg and Montgomery Village, MD, pediatricians Dr. Armina Rahman, Dr. Hershita Raheja, Dr. Jacqueline Douge, Dr. Sehar Maruf, Dr. LeAnne Miller, and Dr. Maria Yoon and the CDC recommend that all children receive and when.
It’s important to stay on track regarding your child’s immunizations. Fortunately, our Clarksburg and Montgomery Village, MD, pediatricians can administer your child or baby’s vaccinations at their next well-child visit. These vaccines include,
Hepatitis B: requires three doses administered at birth, one or two months old and between six to 16 months
Rotavirus: administered at two and four months old
Diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (DTaP): four doses administered at two, four and six months, and between 15-18 months old
Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib): three doses administered at two and four months and between 12-15 months
Pneumococcal vaccine (PCV): administered in four doses at two, four and six months, and between 12-15 months old
Poliovirus (IPV): administered as a four-dose vaccine at two months, four months, six months and between 12-15 months old
Measles, mumps and rubella (MMR): two doses, with the first dose administered between 12-15 months old
Varicella (aka chickenpox): two doses, with the first dose administered between 12-15 months old
Hepatitis A: two doses, with the first dose administered at 12 months
These are the vaccines your child will most likely require before they can attend elementary school. While no new vaccines are being administered, the final doses of DTaP, IPV, MMR and Varicella are administered between ages 4-6.
These middle school immunizations or “boosters” help support a healthy immune system to protect against certain communicable diseases. The vaccines administered during this time include,
Tdap: this is the tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis vaccine “booster” designed specifically for teens and adults
Meningococcal: this is the first of two vaccine doses to protect against the most common types of meningococcal; the second dose is administered around 16 years old
HPV: Our pediatric team may recommend that your teen or “tween” get the human papillomavirus vaccine (this vaccine can be administered as early as nine years old), which is administered in two doses, with the second dose occurring six to 12 months after the first dose
Most vaccines are administered by age 16; however, there may be additional vaccinations such as the MenB vaccine, annual flu shot or Covid-19 vaccine that our Clarksburg and Montgomery Village, MD, team may recommend that your child or teen gets.
Is it time for your child’s next round of vaccinations? If so, don’t put off this visit. Turn to the Clarksburg and Montgomery Village, MD, pediatricians Dr. Armina Rahman, Dr. Hershita Raheja, Dr. Jacqueline Douge, Dr. Sehar Maruf, Dr. LeAnne Miller, and Dr. Maria Yoon at Clarksburg Pediatrics for an appointment. You can reach them in Montgomery Village, MD, by calling (301) 869-6461, or in Clarksburg, MD, location by calling (301) 528-8181 so call today.