Important Links

VACCINE INFORMATION

 

Katz Pediatrics follows the immunization guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Center for Disease Control.  

 

For descriptions of these vaccines and the diseases they protect against, please visit www.immunizationinfo.org  or http://www.chop.edu/service/vaccine-education-center/home.html

 

These are excellent websites with factual information about vaccines. 

 

Vaccine and Physical Exam Schedule

 

Check-Up Schedule

Vaccinations/Tests Due
(Laboratory Studies if Indicated)

3 to 5 days old

Newborn Visit, Hepatitis B vaccine

2 week visit

                                   

1 month visit

 

2 month visit

Pentacel (DTaP, HIB, Polio), Hepatitis B,Prevnar 13, Rotateq

4 month visit

Pentacel (DTaP, HIB, Polio), Prevnar 13, Rotateq

6 month visit

DTaP, HIB, Prevnar 13, Rotateq

9 month visit

HepB, Polio

12 mo visit MUST be after 1st Birthday

Hep A, Prevnar 13, MMR, Varicella
Hemoglobin & Lead Screening

15 month visit

DTaP, HIB

18 month visit

Hep A and Vision Screen 

2 year visit

Development/Growth and Hemoglobin

30 month visit

This visit is recommended by the American Academy of

Pediatrics for growth and developmental screenings

3 year visit

 

4 year visit MUST be after 4th Birthday

DTap, Polio, MMR, Varicella
Hearing & Vision, Hemoglobin

5 year visit

Development/Growth, Urinalysis, Hearing, Vision

Annually from 6-18 years old


12 yo: Tdap, HPV Series, Meningitis Vaccine

 

Flu Vaccine is available at 6 months of age
Flu Mist is available at two years of age

 

  

SOME MORE OF OUR FAVORITE WEBSITES 

 

Pediatric Advisor Library

www.cpnonline.com

 

American Academy of Pediatrics

http://www.aap.org

 

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/

 

General Pediatric Information

http://www.kidshealth.org/

 

Breastfeeding

http://www.lalecheleague.org/

 

Support and Information for ADD/ADHD

http://www.chadd.org/

DOSING CHARTS FOR IBUPROFEN (Often referred to as Motrin or Advil)



IBUPROFEN DOSAGE: Do not give to children under 6 months old

Weight Age
Infant's Ibuprofen Concentrated Drops
50mg/1.25mL
Children's Ibuprofen Suspension 
100mg/5mL
Children's Soft Chewable Tablets
50mg each
Junior Strength Chewable Tablets
100mg each

Junior Strength Ibupofen Caplets
100mg

 
 
Dropperful
(Use dropper)
Teaspoon
Tablet
Tablet
Caplet
12-17 lbs
6-11 mos
1.25 mL
 1/2 teaspoon
 
 
 
18-23 lbs
12-23 mos
1.875 mL
 
 
 
 
24-35 lbs
2-3 yrs
2.5 mL
1 tsp.
2
 1
 
36-43 lbs
4-5 yrs
 
1½ tsp.
3
1 1/2 
 
44-59 lbs
6-8 yrs
 
2 tsp.
4
2
2
60-70 lbs
9-10 yrs
 
2 ½ tsp.
5
2 ½
2 ½
71-95 lbs
11 yrs
 
3 tsp.
6
3
3

 

Please Note: One dose lasts 6-8 hours. Not to be used under 6 months.

  • Milliliter is abbreviated as mL; 5mL equals one teaspoon (tsp).
  • Don't use household teaspoons, which can vary in size.
  • Aspirin should not be used in children to treat fever or pain.

Acetominophen (also referred to as Tylenol)

*For single concentration. Be aware that there may be both the old and new concentrations of infants’ acetaminophen products available in stores and in medicine cabinets. The pediatric acetaminophen products currently on the market can continue to be used as labeled. Be sure to check the label or contact our office should you have questions.

ACETAMINOPHEN DOSAGE

Weight
Age
Infant's Concentrated Drops*

80mg/0.8mL
Children's Suspension Liquid

160mg/5mL
Children's Soft Chewable Tablets 
80mg each
Junior Strength Chewable Tablets
160mg each
Infant
Non-
concentrated
160mg/5ml
 
 
Dropperful
(Use dropper)
Teaspoon
Tablet
Tablet
Dropperful (Use dropper)
12-17 lbs 4-11 mos
1=(0.8 mL)
½ tsp.
 
 
2.5ml=80mg
18-23 lbs 12-23 mos
1 ½=(0.8 + 0.4 mL)
¾ tsp.
 
 
3.75ml=120mg
24-35 lbs 2-3 yrs
2=(0.8 + 0.8 mL)
1 tsp.
2
 
5ml=160mg
36-42 lbs 4-5 yrs
 
1½ tsp.
3
 
 
43-59 lbs 6-8 yrs
 
2 tsp.
4
2
 
60-70 lbs 9-10 yrs
 
2 ½ tsp.
5
2 ½
 
70-90 lbs 11 yrs
 
3 tsp.
6
3
 
90 lbs & over 12 yrs
 
 
 
4
 


Please note: One dose lasts 4 hours. Do not give >5 doses in 24 hours. Call Dr. For fever immediately if your child is less than 3 months old.