Immunizations for Children in Provo

Pediatric Care and the doctors, nurse practitioners and staff, all support vaccinations for children. We do understand, however, that the choice to vaccinate a child is your personal decision. At Pediatric Care our physicians and nurse practitioners are here to answer any questions you may have regarding immunizations for children in Provo.

Pediatric Care follows the recommended immunization schedule provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) which is also endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP):

Age Immunization
Birth Hepatitis B
2 Weeks Newborn Screen
2 Months DTaP, Hib, IPV, Prevnar 13, Hepatitis B, Rotateq
4 Months Dtap, Hib, IPV, Prevnar 13, Hepatitis B, Rotateq
6 Months DTaP, Hib, IPV, Prevnar 13, Hepatitis B, Rotateq
9 Months Well Child Exam – Catch up on any missing immunizations
12 Months DTaP, MMR, Hepatitis A
15 Months Prevnar 13, Hib, Varivax
18 Months Hepatitis A, Catch up on any missing immunizations
2 Years Well Child Exam
3 Years Well Child Exam
4 Years DTaP, IPV, MMR, Varivax*
5 Years *These immunizations may be given at 4 or 5 years
11-12 Years Tdap, Menactra, Gardasil
Abbreviations
DTaP Diphtheria, Tetanus, Acellular Pertussis Hib Haemophilus Influenza B
IPV Polio Prevnar Pneumococcal Conjugate
Varivax Chicken Pox MMR Measles, Mups, Rubella
Menactra Meningococcal Conjugate Rotateq Rota Virus
Gardasil HPV Tdap Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis

Our office also participates in the Vaccines for Children Program (VFC), which provides vaccines at no cost for qualified patients. The CDC buys vaccines and then distributes them to various state, local, and territorial public health agencies which in turn distribute them to private physician offices, such as Pediatric Care, who are VFC providers.

At Pediatric Care we understand that it is difficult for many parents to watch their child receive vaccinations.  We believe, however, that there are many good reasons to vaccinate. Some of the reasons include:

  • Vaccines are a safe and a proven choice.
  • Immunizations help protect your child from fourteen serious childhood diseases: diphtheria, hepatitis A, hepatitis B (Hep B), haemophilus influenza type B (Hib), influenza (flu), measles, mumps, pertussis (whooping cough), pneumococcal disease, polio, rotavirus, rubella (German measles), tetanus(lockjaw), and varicella (chickenpox).
  • Children are more susceptible to illness and disease and benefit from the early protection that vaccines provide.
  • Vaccines give you the power to protect your baby from serious diseases that they may be exposed to.
  •  Serious but preventable diseases are often just a plane flight away.
  • Getting your child immunized helps to protect your family and friends.
  • Vaccinations mean fewer missed days of work and school for the parents and child. It also means less time and money spent at the doctors.
  • Most children in the United States lead healthier lives than their parents and grandparents thanks to immunizations.

To find out more information on immunizations, you may visit the following websites: