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Immunizations

The following are links to the current immunization schedules based on best practice guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Our health care team values taking time to thoroughly discuss pediatric vaccinations with you. Should you be interested in delaying vaccines or pursuing an alternate immunization schedule, please discuss this with your provider.


To view recent information from the American Academy of Pediatrics about vaccine safety, immunization newsletters and state information pages, please click here.

 


Pertussis Alert
Important Alert for families in Washtenaw County: the health department has noted a sharp rise in casesof PERTUSSIS (whooping cough) among adults and teens (who may have diminishing immunity) and unvaccinated children.
  • Pertussis is highly contagious and occurs as the Bordatella pertussis bacteria attacks the respiratory system. Symptoms include: low grade fever, runny nose and coughing attacks which can become more severe after 1 - 2 weeks and may last up to one month. Life-threatening complications such as pneumonia and convulsions can occur. 
  • If you are an adult with diminishing immunity, please talk with your health care provider about a booster vaccination.
  • For more information about Pertussis from the Washtenaw County Health Department, please click here.


To learn more about immunization schedules, please click on the links below:

Recommended Immunization Schedule for Children 0 - 6 years/ United States of America 2012

Recommended Immunization Schedule for Children 7 to 18 years/ United States of America 2012

Required Childhood Immunizations for Michigan School Settings


Vaccine Information Statement Sheets from the Michigan Department of Community Health

Scroll down the page on the link above to obtain information in Spanish, French, German and other languages.


Immunization schedule for children who start late or are more than one month behind:
       
 

Information about vaccines in english and spanish:       

Immunization Action Coalition



Vaccine ingredients:

Questions and answers about vaccine ingredients by the AAP