Abington Pediatric Associates follows the immunization guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). For information about these vaccines and the diseases they protect against, please visit

For detailed informational sheets published by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) please visit

Our Vaccine Philosophy

Our practice believes that all children should receive the recommended vaccines according to the guidelines provided by the AAP and the CDC. Vaccines are safe and effective in preventing diseases and health complications in children and young adults. Regular vaccinations help children ward off infections, and are administered as one of the safest and best methods of disease prevention.  There is no such thing as a tested or safe “alternative” vaccine schedule.  We will be happy to discuss your concerns about vaccines at your child’s next visit. However, we have a commitment to all our patients to keep them safe by providing the best pediatric care available, which includes vaccinating all patients on time in accordance with the CDC/AAP schedule.

Recommended Immunization Schedule 

  •   1m                Hep B
  •   2m                Pentacel, Prevnar, Rotavirus
  •   4m                Pentacel, Prevnar, Rotavirus
  •   6m                Pentacel, Prevnar, Rotavirus
  •   9m                Hep B
  •   12m              Varicella, Prevnar, Hep A
  •   15m              Pentacel, MMR
  •   18m              Hep A
  •    4yr               MMR, DTaP
  •    5yr                IPV, Varicella
  •   11yr              Tdap (Adacel), Menactra, Gardasil (HPV)
  •   16yr              Menactra #2