Parish Nurse Update - August 14, 2011

posted Aug 11, 2011, 9:06 AM by St. Joseph Cheyenne
The recommended immunization 
schedule for children newborn to 6 years is as follows: Birth-- Hep B (Hepatitis B). 2 Months—Hep B, RV (Rotavirus), DTaP (Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis), Hib (Haemophilus influenza type b), PCV (Pneumococcal), IPV (Inactivated poliovirus). 4 Months ---RV, DTaP, Hib, PCV, IPV. 6 Months---RV, DTaP, Hib, PCV. 6-18 Months---Hep B, IPV. 6 Months to 6 Years ---Influenza yearly. 12 Months to 15 Months-- Hib, PCV, MMR (Measles, mumps, rubella), Varicella (chickenpox). 12 to 23 Months---Hep A (2 doses at least 6 months apart). 4 to 6 Years---DTaP, IPV, MMR, Varicella (cdc.gov/vaccines, American Academy of Pediatrics & American Academy of Family Physicians 2011). As always discuss your child’s immunization schedule with your Dr. /NP. 
For questions on other health issues, resources or referrals call the parish nurse office at 635-9261 ext. 20. Blessings!
Flossie Vance, Parish Nurse
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