Getting your child vaccinated is a surefire way to protect them from serious and potentially life-threatening health issues.
While most local schools recommend or require that children get vaccinated prior to entering, it’s also important that you understand the importance of getting your child vaccinated. We know vaccines are no walk in the park, especially for parents of fearful children, but our Woodbridge, VA, pediatricians Dr. Oscar Sugastti and Dr. Griselda Meza are here to try and make the visits as easy as possible. Plus, protecting your child against serious life-threatening illnesses seems like a no-brainer.
Immunizations for Children (birth through 6 years old)
While our Woodbridge, VA, children’s doctors will keep you up to date on when you and your little one need to come in for vaccines, it’s still important that you also know how often your child should be coming in for treatment. Here are some of the recommended vaccines your child should get from birth to about 6 years old.
- Hepatitis A & B
- Diphtheria, tetanus & pertussis
- H. influenzae type b
- Inactivated poliovirus
- Influenza (flu)
- Measles, mumps and rubella
Children will come in at birth, 1-2 months old, 4 months old, 6 months old, 12 months old, 15 months old, 18 months old, 19-23 months old, 2-3 years old and 4-6 years old for vaccines.
Immunizations for Children and Teens (7 years old to 18 years old)
Teen and pre-teens will also have their fair share of vaccines. A lot of the vaccines will be the same as the ones above but there are also some new ones to consider like the HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccine, which could protect against serious health issues like throat and cervical cancers. Talk to us about whether your child should get the HPV vaccine. Older children and teens will also need to get the meningococcal vaccine.
Your teen or preteen will come in at:
- 7-8 years
- 9-10 years
- 11-12 years
- 13-15 years
- 16-18 years
If you need to schedule your child’s upcoming visit to AAA Pediatrics in Woodbridge, VA, or if you have questions about their immunization schedule, don’t hesitate to reach out to us anytime!