Vaccines for 1 Year Olds
Vaccines are the best way for parents to protect their young children. Immunizations are critical tools that fight against a range of dangerous and preventable diseases children face in their first year. Per CDC guidelines, 1 year olds are recommended to receive additional vaccinations. These are shots to be given after they turn 1, and are not recommended for newborns. Woodburn Pediatric Clinic offers several of these shots to families in the Woodburn and greater Salem area. Read below for each of the shots offered for children over 1.
- Chickenpox/Varicella: 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): 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.
Feel free to consult the following resources regarding each recommended vaccine for newborns and children under 1 year old. If you have any questions, please contact us today to talk to a practitioner or schedule a vaccine appointment today.
- CDC Vaccine Information Statements (VIS) – Chickenpox/Varicella
- CDC – Chickenpox Vaccination: What Everyone Should Know
Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR)