Immunizations / Vaccine Program

The practice administers vaccines to children for protection against infectious diseases.

Some health insurance plans pay for vaccines. For those children that do not have health insurance, the state of South Carolina in conjunction with the federal government will provide vaccines at no cost to the parent/guardian. The program is known as, Vaccine For Children (VFC). The vaccines are purchased through a state contract direct from the manufacturers and are not generic.

Regardless of the source of payment for vaccines, immunizations are required for daycare and school.

The VFC program will provide vaccines for children who are eligible under one or more of the following categories:

  • Are enrolled in the SC Medicaid program
  • Child is an American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • Have no health insurance

 

 

Immunization Schedule

Examination

Immunization

2-3 Days

None

2 Weeks

None

2 Months

Rotavirus, Pentacel, Prevnar, Hep B

4 Months

Rotavirus, Pentacel, Prevnar

6 Months

Pentacel, Prevnar, Rotavirus

9 Months

Hep B

12 Months

MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) and HepA

15 Months

Prevnar, Chicken Pox (Varivax)

18 Months

Pentacel, Hep A

2 Years

None

3 Years

None

4-5 Years

MMR, Varivax, Quadracel

11-12 Years

Adacel, Gardasil, Meningcoocal

16 & Over

Meningcococcal Vaccine

 

** Daptacel = DtaP

     Adacel = Tdap

     Pentacel = DTaP/IPV/HIB 

 Annual flu vaccinations recommended every year.

Physicals are due every year.