Hood River County Health Department
The Hood River County Health Department has a new vaccine called Prevnar to help protect against invasive pneumococcal diseases, which are caused by a microscopic bacterium that can be potentially life-threatening to children. Meningitis and Bacteremia (blood infection) are examples of diseases that are targeted by this new vaccine. For more information, call the Hood River County Health Department at (541) 386-1115.
Infants & Children
Here's a recommended Immunization schedule for infants and children.
Birth to 2 months:
1 to 4 months:
6 to 18 months:
12 to 15 months:
After 1 year:
4 to 6 years:
DTaP, Polio IPV (Injectable), and Hib, Prevnar
DTaP, Polio IPV (Injectable), Hib, Prevnar
DTaP, Hib, Prevnar
MMR, Hib, Prevnar
Polio IPV (Injectable), Varicella (chicken pox)
DTaP, Polio IPV (Injectable), MMR
** Td (Tetanus) should be given every ten years throughout life.
** Children in Kindergarten and childrens' facilities are now required to be vaccinated for Chicken Pox if they have not already had the disease.
Hepatitis B series, second MMR and chicken pox (either vaccine or disease history) are required for all school aged children. Students will be kept out of school of they are missing shots or don't have an appropriate signed medical or religious exemption. Students will remain out of school until they come into compliance
What shots do teens need? All of the following shots if they have not yet received them:
- 2 or 3 doses of hepatitis B vaccine, depending on brand and spacing
- A second dose of measles-containing vaccine (usually MMR)
- 1 or 2 doses of varicella (chicken pox) vaccine, depending on their age (Unless they've already had chicken pox)
- A tetanus-diphtheria (Td) booster
- Two doses of hepatitis A vaccine
For a complete description of each vaccine or more information, call the Hood River County Health Department at 386-1115 or stop by at 1109 June Street in Hood River.
All the major medical associations agree that teens need shots to stay healthy, including the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Medical Association, the American Academy of Family Physicians and the Advisory Committee on Immunization practices.