Immunization

Morning Star Pediatrics follows the immunization guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Please visit the CDC site for Vaccine Information Statements (VIS) for details on each of the vaccines.

Our goal is to provide optimal health for your child. This is accomplished through regularly scheduled physical exams at intervals established by the American Academy of Pediatrics, and through immunizations recommended by both the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Centers for Disease Control. Because of our dedication to preventative care, we advise all recommended immunizations be administered at the recommended ages.

Services we Provide for Immunizations

As part of the normal service for all of our patients that transfer to our practice, we will take your child’s previous immunization record and check over it thoroughly. If the child requires catchup vaccines, the doctor will make the appropriate recommendations to get the patient caught up. If your child has come to USA from another country, the immunization records consolidation becomes a bit more challenging but rest assured that we can sort everything out for you! Once the patient has been seen by the doctor during a well-child visit, we will store away the vaccine records into our EHR/EMR system electronically. This means that anytime you need vaccine records (e.g. school, day-care), we can provide that to you in a timely manner free of charge.

ImmTrac, the Texas immunization registry, is an important component of Texas’ strategy to improve vaccine coverage and to consoliate a given childs’ vaccine records in a centralized location. Morning Star Pediatrics is an active participant of ImmTrac. Participation in the program for the patient is optional but recommended. Once a parent signs a consent form, we will ensure that the ImmTrac system is up to date.

Immunization Schedule

Persons Aged 0-6 Years (Normal Cases)
Note: The below charts do not show catching-up on missed vaccines and high-risk health cases.

Vaccine Name Birth 1 Mo 2 Mo 4 Mo 6 Mo 9 Mo 12 mo 15 mo 18 mo 19-23 Mo 2-3 Yrs 4-6 Yrs
Hepatitis B (HepB) #1 #2 #3
Rotavirus (RV) #1 #2 #3
Diphtheria, Tetnus, Pertussis (DTaP) #1 #2 #3 #4 #5
Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) #1 #2 #3 #4
Pneumcoccal (PCV) #1 #2 #3 #4
Inactivated poliovirus (IPV) #1 #2 #3 #4
Influenza Yearly
Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) #1 #2
Varicella (Chickenpox) #1 #2
Hepatitis A (HepA) #1

Persons Aged 7-18 Years

Vaccine Name 7-10 Yrs 11-12 Yrs 13-18 Yrs
Tetnus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (Tdap) 1 Dose
Human papillomavirus (HPV) (see note) 2 Doses 3 Doses
Meningococcal (MCV4) 1 Dose 1 Dose
Influenza (Injection or Mist) Yearly
Pneumococcal (PCV)
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis B
Inactivated poliovirus (IPV)
Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR)
Varicella (chickenpox)

Note: For Children below 15 yrs, the new recommendation is 2 doses of HPV.

Custom Immunization Schedule

For Children 6 years of age or younger, Centers for Disease Control has a utility that can produce a recommended immunization schedule for your child. Plug in your child’s date of birth and name and the tool outputs a custom schedule, Try it out!

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