Although National Immunization Awareness month has ended and most children have returned to school, this is still a good time of year to review required vaccines and check immunization schedules to be sure everyone is adequately protected.
For most, immunization starts early. Infants receive a series of six primary immunizations from birth to 6 months:
* DTaP, the vaccine for diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis
* Hib, the vaccine for haemophilus influenza type b
* PCV, the vaccine for pneumococcus