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Children/Adolescent Immunization Schedule

Age Hep B DTap Polio HIB PCV ROTA MMR VARI Hep A Td/Tdap HPV MEN
Birth  #1
1 month
2 months  #2  #1  #1  #1 #1 #1
4 months  (#3)  #2  #2  #2  #2  #2
6 months  #4  #3  #3  (#3)  #3  (#3)
12-15 months
 #4  #4 #1 #1 #1
15-18 months
 #4  #2
18-24 months
 #2
4-6 years
 #5  #4  #2
11-19 years
#1  #1,#2,#3* #1,#2*

( ) = May not need depending on type of vaccine used  * = May not need depending on age at dose 1

 

CHILDHOOD/ADOLESCENT IMMUNIZATIONS

Don’t wait to vaccinate!

Community Health Services has a sliding fee scale down to zero based on family size and income. Medicaid and CHIP are accepted. For other private insurance, payment is expected at time of service and we will provide a receipt which you can send to your insurance company.

MINIMUM SCHOOL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

 

  • At least 4 doses of DTaP/DTP vaccine with the last dose after the fourth birthday.
  • At least 3 doses of OPV/IPV (polio) vaccine with the last dose after the fourth birthday.
  • Second dose of MMR is required for school entry into kindergarten.
  • Two doses of Varicella (Chicken Pox) are required for all students K-12 (or evidence of disease, please see explanation below)

 

ADOLESCENT IMMUNIZATION SCHOOL REQUIREMENTS

Tdap (Tetanus, diptheria, and acellular pertussis):  Tdap is required  for students prior to attending 7th grade.  Students currently in grades 8th-12th who have not yet received their Tdap will require a single dose.

MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella): Two doses are required for school entry.

Varicella (Chickenpox): Two doses are required with 3 months between doses 1 and 2.  If the child is 13 years and older, there only needs to be a minimum 4 weeks between dose 1 and 2.

  • Parental verbal report of the child having had chickenpox will not be accepted.
  • A healthcare provider can sign off that a child has had a history of chickenpox.  This must be signed off by either a MD, DO, NP or a PA.
  • If the child has had chickenpox and cannot get a healthcare provider to sign off, then the child can have a titer done to check for immunity.

 

ADOLESCENT IMMUNIZATION RECOMMENDED

Hepatitis A (if not given already) – two dose series.

 Hepatitis B (if not given already) – three dose series.

 Human Papillomavirus (HPV): This vaccine protects against cancers caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. HPV infection can cause cancers of the cervix, vagina, and vulva in women, cancers of the penis in men, and cancers of the anus and back of the throat in both men and women. The vaccine also prevents infection with HPV types that cause genital warts in men and women. If the vaccine series is started before the age of 15, two doses of the vaccine spaced six months apart are required. If the series is started at or after the age of 15 years, three doses of the vaccine given over a course of six months are needed. The vaccine is recommended for females through the age of 26 years-old and to males through the age of 21 years-old. Starting the HPV vaccination series at an early age (11 or 12 years-old), will provide the best protection possible due to the immune system responding better to the vaccine.

 Meningococcal:  This vaccine helps prevent meningitis and blood stream infections. Meningococcal disease is a serious bacterial illness which can spread through exchange of respiratory and throat secretions. All children ages 11-12 years old should be vaccinated with meningococcal conjugate vaccine with a booster dose given between the ages of 16 to 18 years old. Adolescents who receive their first dose of meningococcal vaccine at or after age 16 years do not need a booster dose.

 Pneumonia: For high risk adolescents with chronic diseases including diabetes, asthma, heart or lung problems, or whose spleen has been removed.

 Seasonal Influenza (Flu): A yearly dose of Flu vaccine is recommended for anyone who is 6 months of age and older. It is especially essential for teens with chronic diseases including diabetes, asthma, heart or lung problems or whose spleen has been removed.

 

 

 

 

Community Health Services Contact Info

1035 1st Ave West
Kalispell, MT 59901 – 1st Floor

406-751-8110 main line
406-751-8111 fax

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