Protection against disease is critical for all ages. However, during the first two years of life it is critical for children to be properly immunized. It is not an "option" to have your children immunized; it is a requirement!
Ways to Protect your Child:
- Follow the instructions given to you by your doctor or on the recommended schedule in this brochure.
- Maintain an "Immunization Record Card" and each time you take your baby to the doctor or the clinic for shots, have the doctor/clinic write the date (month, date, and year) of each immunization on your baby's Immunization Record Card.
- Official Illinois Department of Public Health Immunization Record Cards are available through clinics at the Logan County Department of Public Health
HIB, PCV 13, Rotavirus
HIB, PCV 13, Rotavirus
HIB, PCV 13
MMR, Varicella*, PCV 13,
HEP A (2nd dose 6 mo later)
|15 MONTHS||DTap, HIB|
DTaP, IPV, MMR, PCV 13, Varicella*
|Starting at ages 11-12||
Meningitis (booster at 16)
|13-18 years- if not at age 11-12||HPV, Tdap, Meningitis|
* May be given as early as 12 months. Booster dose is recommended if the child has not had the disease.
[ ] One Injection
DTaP- Diphtheria (upper respriatory illness), Pertussis (whooping cough) and Tetanus (lock jaw).
HIB- Haemophilus Influenza B- a germ that can cause serious disease, such as neningitis
MMR- Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (German Measles)
Hepatitis A and B- an inflammation of the liver caused by Hepatitis Virus
IPV- Inactivated Polio Vaccine- protects against crippling disease
Varicella- Chicken Pox
PCV 13- Pneumococcal 13 valent conjugate vaccine (protects against pneumonia, ear and blood infections)
Meningitis- optimal for those 11 years of age and olders- prevents infection of brain and spinal cord
Rotavirus- a virus that causes severe diarrhea
HPV- guards against HPV a secually transmitted disease
- Children may be given immunizations even though they are taking antibiotics, getting over an ear infection, or have a low grade temperature.
- If a breastfeeding mother receives an immunization, her breast milk will NOT be harmful to the baby
- Children exposed to a contagious disease (ex. chicken pox) may still receive immunizations
- If a history of convulsions (seizures) exists, more information will be obtained before a decision is made regarding giving the child the immunization.
- A child should received immunizations even though a brother or sister had a reaction to an immunization
- FLU SHOTs start at 6 months Parents and guardians will have a new process for religious exemptions that requires a health care provider's signiture. Check out the guidelines and certificate. http://bit.ly/1E7nj2s
- for more information: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/
Required for Headstart:
TB skin test (done within last 6 months)
4 DTaP, IPV, 1 MMR, 4 HIB, 3 HEP B, Varicella, hemogloblin and lead test. Shots for 4-6 year olds NOT needed.
Required for kindergarten:
4 DTaP, 3 IPV, 2 measles, 1 mump, 1 rubella (given as 2 doeses of MMR), varicella, lead screening
Required for 5th grade:
3 doeses of HEP B
Required for 6th grade:
Required for 12th grade: