Staying Well

For one to two months, limit the number of your baby’s visitors, especially children.  Your baby needs a little time to build resistance to common infections and develop reliable cues as to when they are seriously ill.  Should a very young infant get a fever, quite often many tests (including blood, urine, and a [...]

Staying Well2017-06-28T11:36:46-06:00

Immunizations Guide

Common Side Effects of Immunizations As the body responds to the immunization, some mild side effects might occur.   As long as they begin within two days of the injection, do not last longer than two days, and your child does not look ill, you can treat the symptoms as described below. Fever > 101° [...]

Immunizations Guide2017-06-28T11:36:50-06:00

Recommended Immunization Chart

Age Reason for visit Newborn follow up Check-up, Hepatitis B (if not done in hospital) 1-2 weeks Check-up, 2nd newborn screen 1 month (optional) Check-up, catch up immunizations (if needed) 2 months Check-up, Pentacel* (DTaP, IPV, Hib), HepB*, PCV, RotaTeq 4 months Check-up, Pentacel* (DTaP, IPV, Hib), PCV, RotaTeq 6 months Check-up, Pentacel* (DTaP, [...]

Recommended Immunization Chart2017-06-28T11:36:55-06:00

What to Expect at a Check-up

At each check-up, we will check your child’s weight and height, perform a complete physical exam, and go over some basic care items and developmental questions.  We will also provide the necessary immunizations and answer any questions you might have.  Please write questions down before the visit so that we can address them all. [...]

What to Expect at a Check-up2017-06-28T11:37:00-06:00

Hepatitis B Vaccine

Hepatitis B Vaccine: Recommendation for First Immunization We recommend following the ACIP/CDC Hepatitis B guidelines to receive the first shot in the hospital or as soon as possible. Why this is important is explained well in the link below: http://www.chop.edu/service/vaccine-education-center/a-look-at-each-vaccine/hepatitis-b-vaccine.html "About 9,000 of the 18,000 children infected in the first 10 years of life caught the [...]

Hepatitis B Vaccine2017-06-28T11:37:05-06:00

Vaccines: Myths and Truths

Myth #1: Vaccines cause autism. Autism is a disorder where children have an impairment in social and communication skills and also exhibit repetitive or obsessive characteristics.  This myth that vaccines cause autism was popularized by a study published by Dr. Andrew Wakefield that has since been retracted.  There are several reasons why this myth [...]

Vaccines: Myths and Truths2017-06-28T11:37:09-06:00