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Recommended Childhood Immunization Schedule United States,

This schedule indicates the recommended ages for routine administration of currently licensed childhood vaccines for children through age 18 years. Any dose not given at the recommended age should be given at any subsequent visit when indicated and feasible. =Indicates age groups that warrant special effort to administer those vaccines not previously given. Additional vaccines may be licensed and recommended during the year. Licensed combination vaccines may be used whenever any components of the combination are indicated and the vaccine's other components are not contraindicated. Providers should consult the manufacturers' package inserts for detailed recommendations. Clinically significant adverse events that follow immunization should be reported to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS). Guidance about how to obtain and complete a VAERS form can be found on the Internet or by calling 1-800-822-7967.
 


Vaccine Schedule for 0-6 yr olds.   Click here.

Vaccine Schedule for 7-18 yr olds.  Click here.

 



Dr. Knapp's personal choices in these vaccine recommendations.

I have adapted the above schedule to help not giving so many shots at one time.
Many are now required for starting Kg and 7th grade in Texas.  The shots below are required.

Birth not if Mom neg test
2months Pentacel #1     PCV#1
4months Pentacel #2     PCV#2
6months Pentacel #3   PCV#3 HepB#1
9months   HepB#2
12months HIB HepA PCV#4   MMR#1  
18months DaPT#4   HepA HepB#3 Varicella 1
4yr DaPT #5 IPV#4       MMR#2 Varicella 2
12yr Tdap Menatra   HPV (3 shots over 6 months) or Varicella 2 here
17-18yr   Menatra        

 A combination of vaccines were released called the Pentacel that contains DaPT, IPV, and HIB all in one shot.  So that will mean fewer needles especially at 2,4,and 6 months.  At 2 months the baby gets two shots: Pentacel and Prevnar(PCV).
IF there is a shortage we give four shots: DaPT, IPV, HIP, and Prevnar.

I am now recommending not give the HepB vaccine at birth unless the mother is Positive for the virus.  Studies show that the immunity is better in the teenage years if the vaccine is given at 6 months or later.  The infant is not exposed to the virus except at birth or as an adult.   Also as mothers are coming to us having been vaccinated to HepB, then we need to wait until their antibodies (that goes through the placenta to the baby) decrease and not affect the infants vaccination. 

Texas is requiring the Tdap, Menatra and a second Varicella (chicken pox)  before 7th grade as of Fall 2009.  At 12 yr we give a new Tetanus booster with Pertussis (Whooping Cough) called a Tdap.  This has to be 5 yrs or more past the last tetanus shot so if you had one at 12-14 yr, then you cannot have one for 5 yr after that.  Also a vaccine called Menatra.  This is for Meningiococcal Meningitis.  It is required by most colleges, we have given it for many years to 12 yr olds, and now required by Texas to enter the 7th grade.  The second Varicella vaccine is required unless the parent signs a form at school that the child had the chicken pox illness.

I recommend the Human Papilloma Virus Vaccine (HPV) by 12-13 yr. old girls and boys.  The virus causes cervical cancer, cancer of the mouth, genital warts, rectal cancer, nodules on the vocal cords, and prostate cancer.  The virus DNA is found in more than 50% of prostate cancer and none in normal prostates.  It is 3 shots over 6 months: one initially, one 2 months later, and the third 4 months after the second one.   This vaccine does not increase the promiscuity rate.  It is safe and I strongly recommend it. 10% of the population have the virus by 20 yr old, 50% by 26 yr old, and 80% by 50 yr old.  Plus you could be a virgin at 30 yr and marry a spouse with the virus.  The virus ends up in both the groin and mouth so there are people who contract this virus through kissing!   Lately the recommendation is to test for the HPV before or instead of doing the pap smear!   It is that coorelated!
http://triblive.com/news/healthnews/5761200-74/hpv-test-pap#axzz2w52EFL00

HepA is now required for Kg.  It is recommended for high risk groups in the teens who have not had it.  Especially they need it if they go to under developed countries with poor sanitation.  Or if they go into health care fields like paramedics, doctors, nurses, etc.

The Rotavirus vaccine I do not recommend at this time.  It is a live virus and also causes diarrhea in some infants.  The chances of getting the virus in the first 2 years is only slightly higher than the incidence of diarrhea from the vaccine.  This vaccine is not required at this time.  If the parent wants it given to the baby,  you will have to see the county clinics for that vaccine.  It changes the illness from 12% to 7%.  And side effects are 5% or more.

AND NO ...... THE VACCINES DO NOT CAUSE AUTISM!!!

For those parents who have been brainwashed by Dr. Sears.  Please read this article:
Dr Robert Sears, The Vaccine Book: Making the Right Decision for Your Child.
http://www.forbes.com/sites/emilywillingham/2014/03/23/worried-about-measles-dont-call-dr-bob-sears/

Dr. Knapp

Also see: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jennifer-raff/dear-parents-you-are-being-lied-to-about-vaccines_b_5112620.html

Less autism with vaccine: http://www.psmag.com/health-and-behavior/another-case-for-vaccination

Vaccine schedule from CDC: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/recs/schedules/child-schedule.htm

Why Vaccinate?

Web sites with more info:
1. www.cdc.gov
2. www.vaccinealliance.com
3. www.vaccine.org
4. www.immunize.org
5. www.immunizationinfo.org
6. www.fda.gov/oc/opacom/kids/html/vaccines.htm
7. www.who.int/vaccines/

Here are research papers proving there is no connection with autism and vaccines or thymersol (mercury).

 http://sdsma.org/pdfs/09%20-%20History%20of%20Autism%20-%20Blake.pdf

http://lifevesselbeverlyhills.com/val/Vaccine%20Autism.pdf

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0264410X12005828

http://journals.lww.com/pidj/Abstract/2010/05000/Lack_of_Association_Between_Measles_Mumps_Rubella.3.aspx

http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/126/4/656.short

http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10810731003780714

http://www.landesbioscience.com/journals/vaccines/article/12217/News-PolicyHV6-5.pdf?nocache=179268593

http://www.theannals.com/content/45/10/1302.short

 Here are news reports that are interesting:

http://www.mamamia.com.au/social/vaccination-growing-up-unvaccinated/ mother's experience when she herself was not vaccinated.

http://www.geo.tv/GeoDetail.aspx?ID=102691

 http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/brooklyn/measles-outbreak-hits-jewish-neighborhoods-brooklyn-article-1.1346446

 http://www.redorbit.com/news/health/1112852881/measles-outbreak-england-call-for-action-concerns-autism-052113/

 http://pediatrics.about.com/b/2013/05/28/measles-is-back-and-so-are-the-consequences.htm

 http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/opinion/crackpot-crusaders-putting-our-kids-at-risk/story-fni0cwl5-1226641441502

Dr. Knapp

 

 

 Here are only a few tombstones in a cemetery from 120+ years ago.  This is why we vaccinate!