Caring Pediatrics follows the immunization guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). For information about these vaccines and the diseases they protect against, please visit

For detailed informational sheets published by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) please visit We will also list the sites directly after each vaccine so you do not have to search too far.

Our Vaccine Philosophy

Our practice believes that all children should receive the recommended vaccines according to the guidelines provided by the AAP and the CDC. 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.

Our Immunization Schedule

If Hepatitis B is given in the hospital:

If Hepatitis B is not given in the hospital

  • 1-2 weeks - none given
  • 2 months - DtaP*, IPV*, Hepatitis B*, Hib*, Prevnar 15 and Rotarix
  • 4 months - DtaP*, IPV*, Hepatitis B*, Hib*, Prevnar 15 and Rotarix
  • 6 months - Pentacel (DtaP, IPV, Hib) and Prevnar 15
  • 9 months - Hepatitis B
  • 12 months and on is the same schedule listed above

*indicates can be given in either Pediarix (DtaP, IPV, Hepatits B) and Hib or Pentacel (DtaP, IPV, Hib) and Hepatitis B.

Immunization Schedule Provided by age according to

  • 0-6 Years -Schedule for Persons Aged 0 Through 6 Years | 2011
  • 7-18 Years-Schedule for Persons Aged 7 Through 18 Years | 2011
  • Catch-up Schedule -Schedule for Persons Aged 4 Months Through 18 Years Who Start Late or Who Are More Than 1 Month Behind | 2011


Vaccine Safety: The Facts Safety facts on vaccines from the AAP