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Vaccines and Your ChildSeparating Fact from Fiction$
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Paul Offit and Charlotte Moser

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780231153072

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231153072.001.0001

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Vaccines in the First Year of Life

Vaccines in the First Year of Life

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(p.105) Vaccines in the First Year of Life
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Vaccines and Your Child
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Paul A. Offit

Charlotte A. Moser

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Columbia University Press
DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231153072.003.0005

This chapter presents the vaccines needed in the first year of life. Hepatitis B is a virus that is transmitted most commonly from one person to another by blood. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the CDC recommend three doses of the hepatitis B vaccine for all children, to be given at birth, at one to two months, and at six to eighteen months of age. The chapter also discusses vaccines against diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (DTP). Despite being used for many years, these vaccines are still necessary since diphtheria outbreaks continue to occur throughout the world; pertussis is still a common disease in the U.S.; and tetanus bacteria will always live in the soil, unaffected by immunization. Other vaccines discussed in this chapter include the pneumococcal vaccine, rotavirus vaccine, Haemophilus influenza type b (Hib) vaccine, polio vaccine, and the influenza vaccine.

Keywords:   American Academy of Pediatrics, CDC, hepatitis B vaccine, DTP vaccine, pneumococcal vaccine, rotavirus vaccine, Hib vaccine, polio vaccine, influenza vaccine

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