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Immunizations

Click below for information on the following:

2015 Recommended Immunization Schedule 0-18 years

2015 Recommended Catch Up Immunization Schedule 0-18 years

2015-2016 School Immunization Requirements overview

More information on required immunizations from KDHE

-Sound Advice: Pediatricians Answer Vaccine Questions
-Vaccine Safety
-Flu Resources
-Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
-Websites from the AAP

 

 

Sound Advice: Pediatricians Answer Vaccine Questions

Parents who are doing their homework on their child’s vaccines can go directly to the experts for answers – without leaving home. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) offers a series of audio interviews with pediatricians, researchers, advocates and other parents.

Parents can listen first-hand as experts address specific questions related to immunization at http://www.cispimmunize.org/fam/soundadvice.html:

  1. –       Why is it important to vaccinate on time?
  2. –       What vaccines do adolescents need?
  3. –       Why should infants get the Hepatitis B vaccine?
  4. –       Why do kids need the flu shot?
  5. –       Are some children extra-sensitive to vaccines?
  6. –       Why are vaccines required for school entry?

All the interviews can be downloaded to an mp3 player. Edited transcripts are posted.

 

Vaccine Safety

From the AAP

From the CDC

 

Flu Resources

-Who Should get the Seasonal Flu Vaccine?
EVERYONE! For the first time, all people 6 months and older are recommended for annual influenza vaccination.  This year’s flu vaccine will protect against three viruses (an H3N2 virus, an influenza B virus and the H1N1 virus that caused so much illness last season).  More information on http://www.cdc.gov/Features/FLU/

-Why Flu Vaccine Matters
This powerful six and half-minute video, created by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in collaboration with Families Fighting Flu (FFF), features the personal stories of parents who have tragically lost or nearly lost a child to the flu. “Why Flu Vaccination Matters: Personal Stories from Families Affected by Flu” intertwines the stories of these parents with the facts about influenza as explained by Dr. Jeanne Santoli, Deputy Director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases at the CDC.

The video carries a strong message, underscoring the fact that influenza is serious and more than 20,000 children are hospitalized every year due to flu-related complications and some children tragically die.

Vaccination is the best and most effective way to help prevent the spread and potentially serious complications of the disease, especially for young children and children with chronic illnesses such as asthma.

 

Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

Information from the AAP on HPV, immunizations and recommendations.

 

Websites from the AAP


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