The vaccines below are recommended at 6 months of age. Click on the links below to learn more about each vaccine, the disease it prevents, and any possible vaccine side effects.
|Hepatitis B (Hep B)||Hepatitis B Fact Sheet||Hepatitis B Video|
|Rotavirus (RV)||Rotavirus Fact Sheet||Rotavirus Video|
|DTaP (Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis)||DTaP Fact Sheet||DTaP Video|
|Hib (Haemophilus influenzae type b)||Hib Fact Sheet||Hib Video|
|Pneumococcal (PCV)||Pneumococcal Fact Sheet||Pneumococcal Video|
|Polio (IPV)||Polio Fact Sheet||Polio Video|
|Flu (Influenza) – Yearly starting 6 months||Influenza Fact Sheet||Influenza Video|
Vaccines are given to babies because the diseases they prevent often strike at an early age.Infants need 2-5 doses of each recommended vaccine. Each dose increases your baby’s protection against a specific disease. For the earliest and best protection, your baby needs to complete each vaccine series on time.
A yearly influenza (flu) vaccine is recommended for everyone 6 months of age and older. The first season your baby gets the flu vaccine, he will need two doses about a month apart. The vaccine provides protection throughout the flu season. Infants and young children who get the flu are more likely to develop complications and be hospitalized than older children or younger adults. Everyone who cares for or has contact with your baby should get vaccinated against flu.
Keep your baby’s Yellow Immunization card in a safe place and bring it to every visit.
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