Immunizations

Columbiana Family Care Center can provide recommended immunizations for your child. The following resources offer additional information about immunization. Please discuss what vaccinations are recommended for your child with his/her physician.

Immunization Schedules

2018 Recommended Immunizations for Children from Birth Through 6 Years Old
2018 Recommended Immunizations for Children from 7 Through 18 Years Old

Vaccine Information Sheets

Your Child's First Vaccines: What You Need to Know
Meningococcal Vaccines
MMR Vaccine
Polio Vaccine
Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine
Td Vaccine
Tdap Vaccine
DTaP Vaccine
HPV Vaccine - Gardasil®
Hepatitis A Vaccine
Hepatitis B Vaccine
Hib Vaccine
Varicella (Chickenpox) Vaccine

Immunization Resources for Parents

Web Sites:
AAP's Childhood Immunization Support Program (CISP)
This site provides information for providers and parents.
Why Should I Immunize My Child?
This site offers a description of diseases and the expected benefits from vaccination.
The Immunizations Education Program (IEP) of the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics
This site includes answers to common vaccine questions and topics, such as addressing vaccine safety concerns; evaluating anti-vaccine claims; sources of accurate immunization information on the Web; and talking with parents about vaccine safety.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Immunization Program
This site provides information about vaccine safety, including the "Parents' Guide to Childhood Immunizations."
Vaccine Education Center at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
This site offers information for parents including "Common Concerns About Vaccines," "Are Vaccines Safe," and "A Look At Each Vaccine."
Institute for Vaccine Safety, Johns Hopkins University
This site provides an independent assessment of vaccines and vaccine safety to help guide decision makers and educate physicians, the public and the media about key issues surrounding the safety of vaccines.
The Canadian Coalitions for Immunization Awareness and Promotion (CCIAP)
CCIAP aims to meet the goal of eliminating vaccine-preventable disease thorough education, promotion, advocacy and media relations. It includes resources for parents and providers, including "How to Advise Parents Unsure About Immunization" by Scott A. Halperin, M.D.
Vaccinate Your Baby
The "Every Child by Two" site serves as a central resource of vaccine information for parents. The site links to the latest research and studies about vaccines, an interactive timeline on the benefits of vaccines, information about vaccine safety and ingredients, and the importance of adhering to the recommended schedule.

Books:
Bell, Louis M. and Paul A. Offit. Vaccines: What Every Parent Should Know. New York: IDG Worldwide, 1999. Print.

Humiston, Sharon G., and Cynthia Good. Vaccinating Your Child: Questions and Answers for the Concerned Parent. Atlanta: Peachtree, 2000. Print.

Fisher, Margaret C. Immunizations And Infectious Diseases: An Informed Parent's Guide. N.p.: Independent Pub Group, 2005. Print.

Myers, Martin G., and Diego Pineda. Do Vaccines Cause That?!: A Guide for Evaluating Vaccine Safety Concerns. Galveston, TX: Immunizations for Public Health (i4ph), 2008. Print.