Vaccines for Newborns or Children Under 1 Year Old

Vaccines are the best way for parents to protect their newborn or young child and keep them healthy. Immunizations are critical tools that fight against a range of dangerous and preventable diseases children face in their first year. Per CDC guidelines, newborns and children under 1 year old are recommended to receive multiple vaccines over the course of their first year. 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 newborns and children under 1.

  • DTaP: This shot protects against three serious, but preventable, bacterial diseases – dipheria, tetanus (lockjaw), and pertussis (whooping cough). Doctors recommend starting this regimen at 2 months old.
  • Hepatitis B: This is your child’s first vaccine. They get it when they are first born, and it helps protect them from liver disease and liver cancer, should they get Hepatitis B.
  • HiB: 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.
  • PCV: 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.
  • Polio: This is a vaccine your child gets when they are less than 1 year old. This vaccine helps prevent paralysis caused by the polio disease, which has all but been eradicated due to this vaccine.
  • Rotavirus: 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: 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.
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