Snapshot on shots: What your childs needs and when
The human body is incredible, and all of its intricacies are something many of us will never fully comprehend. As a child’s body grows and develops, it is important to make sure they are getting the appropriate shots at the appropriate time, which can significantly aid and protect their body.
While you should always consult your doctor first, Dr. Jessica Butts, family and sports medicine physician with Middle Tennessee Medical Group, suggests this quick “snapshot” of which shots your child should be getting when:
Hepatitis B: Birth, 1-2 months and 6-18 months
Rotavirus: 2 months, 4 months and 6 months
DTaP: 2 months, 4 months, 6 months, 15-18 months and 4-6 years
Tdap: 11-18 years (suggested 11-12 years)
Haemophilus influenza type b and pneumococcal vaccine: 2 months, 4 months, 6 months and 12-15 months
Polio: 2 months, 4 months, 6-18 months and 4-6 years
Flu: Yearly, beginning at 6 months
MMR and varicella (chickenpox): 12-15 months and 4-6 years
Hepatitis A: 12-23 months
Meningococcal: 11-12 years
HPV: 11-12 years
Don’t have a primary care physician? Call 615.396.6310 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Butts or 1-800-Doctors for a free physician referral.