Physician's Corner

Vaccine Age
DTaP-IPV-Hib [1] 2, 4, 6, 18 mo
DTaP-IPV [2] 4-6 yr
Tdap [3]  14-16 yr
MMR [4] 12 and 18 mo
VZ [5] Between 12-18 mo
Men-C [6] 12 mo or 2, 4, 6 mo and/or 10-14 yr
Pneumo [7] 2, 4, (6), 12-18 mo
Hep B [8] 10-12 yr, 2 doses
Flu [9] 6-23 mo, 2 doses

1. DTaP-IPV-Hib: combined diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis, inactivated polio, and Hib vaccines [Brand name: Pentacel®]
2. DTaP-IPV: combined diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis, and inactivated polio vaccines [Brand name: Quadracel®]
3. Tdap: Tetanus, reduced adult dose diphtheria, and reduced dose acellular pertussis [Brand name: Adacel®]
4. MMR: combined live measles, mumps, and rubella vaccines
5. VZ: live varicella (chickenpox) vaccine
6. Men-C: meningococcal conjugate group C vaccine [Brand names: Menjugate®, NeisVacC®, or Mengitech®]
7. Pneumo: pneumococcal conjugate vaccine [Brand name: Prevnar®]
8. Hep B: hepatitis B vaccine
9. Flu: influenza vaccine

Index of Meningococcal Disease in Different Settings:

The 3rd edition of Your Child's Best Shot: A parent's guide to vaccination is available. Order your copy today!

http://www.cps.ca/english/publications/Bookstore/YourChildsBestShot.htm

Canadian Immunization Guide:
http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/publicat/cig-gci/index.html

Canadian National Report on Immunization, 2006:
http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/publicat/ccdr-rmtc/06vol32/32s3/index.html

Canadian Paediatric Society, Statements of Infectious Diseases and Immunization Committee:
http://www.cps.ca/english/publications/InfectiousDiseases.htm

The 3rd edition of Your Child's Best Shot: A parent's guide to vaccination is available. Order your copy today!

http://www.cps.ca/english/publications/Bookstore/YourChildsBestShot.htm

NACI Immunization Statements and Updates:
http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/naci-ccni/#recs

inmed - The Meningitis Trust:
http://www.inmed.co.uk/inmed_homepage.html

Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network:
Management of invasive meningococcal disease in children and young people / A national clinical guideline
http://www.sign.ac.uk/pdf/sign102.pdf

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