Vaccines by Age Group*
Starting school for the first time is an exciting milestone for your little one. Make sure they’re ready and protected with the right school vaccines as well as a certificate of immunization for the school’s records. From ages 4 to 6, they’ll need additional doses of certain vaccines. Schedule an annual wellness visit with your child’s pediatrician to see which vaccines they recommend. You can also provide them with protection from vaccine-preventable illness by opting for an annual flu vaccine. For more information, talk to your healthcare provider and check out the CDC’s official immunization schedule for children and adolescents ages 18 years or younger.
*Vaccine availability and administration capabilities vary by location and state regulation. Contact the Pharmacy for details.
This vaccine protects against influenza, a contagious viral infection of the nose, throat, and lungs. Everyone 6 months and older should receive a yearly flu vaccine.
This vaccine protects against chickenpox, a disease caused by the varicella zoster virus. A 2-dose series is recommended in children at least 12 months old.
This vaccine protects against the respiratory disease measles, the infectious disease mumps, and the viral disease rubella. A 2- dose series is recommended in children at least 12 months old.
This vaccine protects against polio, a disease that can infect a person’s spinal cord and cause paralysis. Children are recommended to get one vaccine dose at 2 months old, 4 months old, 6 through 18 months old, and 4 through 6 years old.
**Polio vaccine is available at select pharmacies. Please contact your pharmacy for details.
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Back to School Vaccines
Summer is coming to an end and parents across the nation are stocking up on pencils, notebooks and other supplies in preparation of the new school year. But before you drop your little one (or not-so-little teen) off for their first day, there’s one more item for your checklist: back to school vaccines. Wondering which vaccines they need? Or which diseases the vaccines protect against? Find the answer to these questions and more with our back to school vaccine guide and health tips. Our team of healthcare providers are also available to answer your questions.
We know that you want to give your child the best chance at a great school year, and part of that preparedness includes keeping them covered against vaccine-preventable diseases. That’s why we’ve put together a simple guide that conveniently outlines which vaccines they may need depending on their age and prior vaccine status, as well as which diseases each vaccine protects against. Check your child’s age group, medical records and state requirements to make sure they’re ready start the school year. Still need to set them up with the protection they need? Schedule their back to school immunizations with your local pharmacy today.
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