Recommended Immunization Schedule for Children Age 7 Through 18 Years
   The National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) was established in 1994. It is generally held the last week in April. Many communities throughout the country observe the occasion and have sponsored events for parents and other care providers to support infant immunization.  Early vaccination is encouraged to guard against 14 vaccine-preventable diseases including bacterial meningitis, diphtheria, hepatitis A and B, influenza, rubeola, mumps, pertussis, pneumococcal disease, polio, rubella, tetanus, rotavirus and varicella.
   Immunization is a method of producing immunity to certain diseases by employing small amounts of weakened or diluted microorganisms that cause a particular disease.  A microorganism can be a virus like measles or a bacterium, like pneumococci, the most common cause of bacterial pneumonia. Vaccines stimulate the immune system to react as if there was a real infection. The immune system learns to fight off the infection and remembers the organism so that it can detect it quickly should it ever enter the body again.

Chart by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Note:  Please bring your immunization card at time of service so that the proper immunization can be given.
  If your child misses a shot, you donít need to start over.  Just return to your doctor for the next shot. The doctor will keep your child's vaccinations up-to-date. Talk with your doctor if you have questions.

Ages 0 through
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