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Child and Teen Immunizations

Immunization Schedules for Children

What vaccines does your child need?
Did you know that certain vaccines are recommended for children? Take this quick quiz to find out which vaccines your child may need (for ages birth through 18 years).

School Immunizations

My Vaccine Records

Visit My VaxIndiana to access your vaccine records.

Where to get my Vaccines?

Use our local health department map to set up a vaccine visit.

Anyone with private health insurance can set up a immunization appointment at a local pharmacy.

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What I need to know about my Vaccines?

Vaccines provide immunity against dangerous diseases. Vaccines are made using a weekend or dead form of the live virus or bacteria. This allows the body to recognize the disease when exposed without causing the person to develop severe viral or bacterial infection.

What diseases do vaccines protect my child against?

Hepatitis A: is a liver disease that is spread through infected persons stool or blood. Outbreaks have been known to happen through food prepared at restaurants by infected persons.

Rotavirus: is spread through the stool of an infected person and can continue to spread after symptoms are gone. It is highly contagious amongst young children. Rotavirus causes severe diarrhea and dehydration.

DTaP: protects against three diseases. Diphtheria is spread from person to person through the air. Can cause difficulty breathing and heart failure. Tetanus is spread through infected wounds. Tetanus attacks the nervous system and causes sever muscle spasm and difficulty swallowing and breathing.  Pertussis (whooping cough) is spread from person to person through the air. Causes violent coughing making it hard to breath, eat and drink.

Hib: protects against Haemophilus influenzae disease which is spread through the air from person to person. this disease causes meningitis, pneumonia, blood stream infections and much more.

Pneumococcal conjugate: protects against pneumococcal disease which is spread through direct contact with another person. These infections can cause pneumonia, meningitis, blood infections and much more.

IPV (Inactivated Polio Vaccine): protects against polio virus which is spread through contact with person to person. Polio disease causes flu like symptoms which can progress to meningitis, and paralysis of the legs and arms.

MMR (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella): protects against Measles which is spread through the air from person to person. Measles causes flu like symptoms and rash. Many cases leading to hospitalization, brain swelling, and death. Mumps is a spread from close contact from person to person. Mumps causes swelling of the mouth and ears. Rubella (German Measles) is spread from contact with infected person. Symptoms include flu like symptoms and rash. Can cause serious birth defects even miscarriage if contracted during pregnancy.

Varicella (VAR): protects against Varicella (Chickenpox). It is spread through the air from person to person. Causes blistering rash, fever, and flu like symptoms. Chickenpox caused up 13,000 hospitalizations and 100 deaths a year prior to vaccinations.

Human Papillomavirus (HPV): HPV is a group of more than 150 related viruses that infect about 13 million people, including teens, every year, and can lead to certain cancers. The HPV vaccine protects your child against infections long before they are ever exposed. HPV vaccination is recommended at ages 11-12 years and can be started at age 9 years.

Meningococcal Vaccine: protects against bacteria called Neisseria meningitidis, also known as meningococcus. This bacteria is spread through close contact with an infected person and causes infection in the brain, spinal cord, and blood.

Influenza (Flu): Flu is an upper respiratory cold that is spread from person to person through the air. Can cause mild to severe infection leading to hospitalization.

COVID-19: provides protections against an upper respiratory virus that is spread from through the air from person to person. COVID virus can cause pneumonia, Sever Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), loss of taste and smell.

RSV: Nirsevimab reduces the risk of severe illness caused by respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). The use of nirsevimab, a long-acting monoclonal antibody product, has been shown to reduce the risk of hospitalizations and healthcare visits for RSV in infants by about 80 percent. Nirsevimab provides an extra layer of defense that helps fight RSV infections and protect children from getting very sick. These products are not treatments for a child who already has RSV infection.