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San Diego Immunization Program

 
It's Toddler Immunization Month!

A record number of pertussis (whooping cough) cases (more than 2000) reported locally in 2014, followed by a number of measles cases early this year, remind us that these and other vaccine-preventable diseases are still around and making people very sick. Infants and toddlers are among those most vulnerable to these diseases and their complications. It's never too early to start protecting babies and toddlers' health with immunizations.

For More Information About Measles: See the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Measles web page.

For More Information about Pertussis (Whooping Cough): See the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Pertussis web page.

It's Toddler Immunization Month (TIM). This statewide annual observance emphasize the importance of routine immunizations for young children.

Here's a list of infant and toddler immunizations and the ages at which they are recommended:

  • Diptheria, Tetanus and Pertussis vaccine (DTaP) at 2, 4, 6 and 12-15 months of age
  • Haemophilus influenzae type (Hib) at 2, 4, 6 and 12-15 months of age
  • Pneumococcal (PCV) at 2, 4, 6 and 12-15 months of age
  • Polio (IPV) at 2, 4 and 6 months of age
  • Hepatitis B (Hep B) at Birth, 2 and 6 months of age
  • Hepatitis A (Hep A) at 1-2 years, followed by another dose 6 months later
  • Rotavirus at 2, 4 and 6 months of age
  • Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) at 12 months of age
  • Chickenpox (Varicella) at 12-15 months of age
  • Flu vaccine (every year for children 6 months and older)

You can also see an infant and toddler immunization schedule in chart form on this web page.

Are your children up-to-date with their vaccinations? TIM are great times to check your children's immunization record, so call your children's doctor or other health care provider. to make sure your children are protected!

Immunization is one of the best ways to protect your children's health. For additional information on immunization and the diseases it prevents, please explore this website. You can also visit these other websites/pages:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Vaccines & Immunizations Page

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Vaccine Education Center

For Parents: Vaccines for Your Children

Every Child By Two

Voices for Vaccines: Parents Speaking up for Immunization

Keep These Things in Mind if You Are Considering Not Vaccinating

The San Diego Regional Immunization Registry (SDIR): Keep Your Immunization Records Online!

Links to a number of downloadable NIIW/TIM materials are on the right side of this page. Please use them to celebrate NIIW and TIM and to spread the word about the importance of childhood immunization.

Immunization. Power To Protect.