Vaccinations Offered at Woodburn Pediatric Clinic
Why Should My Child Get Vaccinated
Vaccines help protect your child from the severe side effects of certain diseases, including death. Our recommended vaccines and what each vaccine helps to prevent are listed below. More information about each vaccine can be found on the Woodburn Pediatric Clinic website www.woodburnpediatric.com , including when it is recommended your child gets each vaccine. Learn more below about various vaccines we offer by age group.
Immunizations Given to Newborns or Children Less Than 1 Year Old
- Hepatitis B – English, Español, Pусский, Українська : This is your child’s first vaccine. They get it when they are first born, and it helps protect them from liver disease. If young babies get hepatitis B they can get liver cancer in the future.
- HiB – English, Español, Pусский, Українська : This is one of the vaccines your child gets when they are less than 1 year old. Before the vaccine many children were hospitalized with brain and lung infections. Thanks to the vaccine, few children get hospitalized.
- PCV – English, Español, Pусский, Українська: This is another vaccine that your child gets when they are less than 1 year old. It helps prevent infections in the lungs and brain.
- DTaP – English, Español, Pусский, Українська : This is a vaccine your child gets when they are less than 1 year old. It covers 3 diseases!
- Diphtheria is a disease which in the past made children suddenly stop breathing and die.
- Tetanus is found in the environment and gets into the body through cuts/ wounds.
- Pertussis can cause a long lasting cough, which can last months in older kids. In babies, pertussis can cause them to suddenly stop breathing.
- Polio – English, Español, Pусский, Українська : This is a vaccine your child gets when they are less than 1 year old. This vaccine helps prevent paralysis. Before the vaccine, healthy children suddenly had problems walking and in severe cases were unable to breathe on their own.
- Rotavirus – English, Español, Pусский, Українська : This is a vaccine your child gets when they are less than 1 year old. This vaccine helps prevent your baby from severe diarrhea, which can lead to dehydration.
- It is taken by mouth, not an injection. It is important to start before your baby is 15 weeks old or else your baby cannot start the series.
- Hepatitis A – English, Español, Pусский, Українська :Hepatitis A can be spread person to person or from contaminated food. The vaccine helps prevent yellowing of the skin called jaundice that can happen from hepatitis A infection and in severe cases liver damage.
Immunizations Given at 1 Years Old
- Chickenpox/Varicella – English, Español, Pусский, Українська: This vaccine is given when your child is 1 year old. It helps protect your child from getting chicken pox. In cases of severe chickenpox, children can have inflammation of the brain or lung infection.
- Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) – English, Español, Pусский, Українська: This vaccine is usually given at 1 year old but may sometimes be given as an extra dose sooner if needed. It covers 3 diseases.
- Measles can cause brain swelling, lung infection and death in severe cases. *We have had recent outbreaks of measles in Oregon in the past.
- Mumps can cause swelling of the glands, which make saliva. Rarely, mumps can cause brain swelling.
- Rubella can lead to blindness and deafness.
Immunizations Given to Older Kids
- Tdap – English, Español, Pусский, Українська: Sometimes even after vaccination your immune system needs a booster or a reminder of what certain diseases look like. Tdap is a booster of the DTaP vaccine your child got when they were babies. You usually need this booster every 10 years but may need it sooner in certain situations.
- HPV – English, Español, Pусский, Українська: This vaccine helps protect boys and girls from certain kinds of cancers. The reason children get it is to protect them before their body sees the virus. If you get the vaccine when you are an adult, then you may have already seen the virus and missed your chance for protection.
- Meningitis – English, Español, Pусский, Українська: This vaccine helps protect from infection of the brain and blood. This disease spreads very fast and can be deadly, so it is important to be vaccinated.
- Meningitis B – English, Español, Pусский, Українська: This is a vaccine which protects your child from a specific type of meningitis. This one is more likely to spread in college campuses, army bases and where people live close together and in large groups. Like other meningitis strains, this spreads fast and can be deadly.
Immunizations for Everyone
- Flu (influenza) – English, Español, Pусский, Українська: This vaccine is one that your child gets every year if they are more than 6 months old. Your child’s first flu season getting vaccinated they need 2 doses to be considered fully vaccinated. The flu vaccine does not prevent your child from getting the flu but the symptoms they have are not as bad. Babies can stop breathing from the flu and the elderly also are more likely to get sick. Getting everyone vaccinated can help protect very young babies and grandparents. In severe cases, the flu can cause bleeding in the brain. We offer flu shots to all of our patients 6 months + and suggest all parents get one every year from their own Primary Care Provider as well.
- COVID-19 – English (12+), Español (12+), English (+5 – 11): While this vaccine may seem newer, the technology has been around for years. Studies are ongoing to check for long term side effects, but the COVID-19 virus itself can lead to long term fatigue, problems breathing and heart damage. Though rarer, COVID-19 virus can also lead to severe inflammation in the body and death in children. It is currently available for anyone more than 12 years old.