You want the best for your child and that’s why we recommend following the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines for well child exams and immunizations.
Immunizations are an effective tool for protecting our children from serious and deadly diseases that plagued children years ago. Metropolitan Pediatrics follows the immunization schedules recommended by the CDC and AAP. Through extensive research, these schedules are proven to keep children safe and protected from serious illness during vulnerable ages.
Below is the CDC’s recommended child and adolescent immunization schedule Metropolitan Pediatrics follows.
You can download the Metropolitan Pediatrics vaccine schedule with the link below.
Trustworthy and Reliable Vaccine Resources
Your pediatrician is an informed resource for questions about immunizations and the recommended schedule. Additional trusted resources include:
- American Academy of Pediatrics Healthy Children
- Centers for Disease Control
- Vaccine Education Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Vaccine Information Sheets
- DTaP (diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis)
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- Hib (haemophilus influenzae type b)
- HPV (human papillomavirus)
- Meningococcal ACWY
- Meningococcal B
- MMR (measles, mumps, rubella)
- Pneumococcal polysaccharide
- Pneumococcal Conjugate (PCV13)
- Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis)
We recognize that receiving immunizations can be painful so we follow four steps to lessen the pain with any needle procedures such as immunizations or lab draws. These four steps include:
- Numbing the skin;
- Providing sugar water or breastfeeding (for babies 12 months or less)
- Comfort positioning; and
For travel to foreign countries, there may be additional vaccines. Review the recommendations by the CDC and AAP to determine what vaccines are needed.
Check out our separate page on the COVID-19 vaccine.
Research is always ongoing to develop new vaccines for serious illness. Our pediatricians keep current on all the latest research and findings related to vaccines. Contact your pediatrician if you have any questions regarding vaccines.