Immunizations in Brighton, CO

Immunizations are an important part of any child's routine healthcare. The seven-doctor medical team at Premier Pediatrics in Brighton and Commerce City, CO, is available for scheduled appointments to discuss and administer your child's immunizations.

Important Facts To Know About Immunizations

Starting from birth, children are immunized against the disease. Immunizations are doses of either a live (attenuated) virus or an inactive virus that are given in small doses to trigger an immune response to that specific disease. Both types produce the same result, which is the immunization of certain diseases. It is common after an immunization is given for your child to experience mild side effects such as soreness from the injection, fever, fussiness, or headache. It is rare for a child to have more complicated side effects, but it can happen. Watching your child for a few hours after the immunizations are given is recommended.

Children have naturally low immunity when firstborn. Nonimmunized children are at greater risk of becoming infected with a disease and being unable to fight the disease off than children who receive regularly scheduled immunizations. Nonimmunized children are also at a greater risk for internal bodily damage and complications from illness. These same children also have a greater risk of spreading a disease to other people.

It is also important to not skip or pick what immunizations are given to your child. The pattern of immunizations is specifically planned for your child's maximum health benefit. Following the CDC immunization age guidelines is best. Also, researchers have found no correlation that immunizations can cause Autism. 

Flu vaccines are safely offered every year and are recommended. COVID-19 vaccines can be given to children as young as 6 months in a two or three-series shot format.

According to the state of Colorado and Premier Pediatrics in Brighton and Commerce City, CO here are the immunizations needed for school-age children to attend public school. Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (DTaP), Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (DTaP), Hepatitis B (HepB), Inactivated poliovirus (IPV), Varicella (chickenpox), Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) and Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (Tdap).

The following are the CDC Guidelines for the age of birth to the year 18.

  • Birth - Hepatitis B - first of three series
  • First Two Months - DTP, Influenza B, Pneumococcal,  Polio, Rotavirus, Hepatitis B - second of three series
  • Age Four Months - Polio, Rotavirus, DTP, Influenza B, Pneumococcal, Hepatitis B - third of three series
  • Age Six Months - Polio, Influenza, Rotavirus, Pneumococcal, DTP, Influenza
  • Age Seven - Eleven Months - Schedule missed vaccines.
  • Age 12 - 23 Months - MMR, Chickenpox, Influenza, DTP, Hepatitis A/B, Polio
  • Age Two - Three Years - Influenza
  • Age Four- Six Years - MMR, DTaP, Chickenpox, Influenza, Polio
  • Age Seven - Ten Years -Influenza
  • Age Eleven - Twelve Years - Tdap, HPV, Influenza,  Meningococcal
  • Age Thirteen - Eighteen years - Influenza, schedule missed vaccines.

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Please call any of our seven pediatric medical doctors at our Brighton or Commerce City, CO, offices today with your questions regarding immunizations at (303) 655-1685

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