Term Childhood Immunization
Code LT-3400.1500
Definition Programs that inoculate infants and young children to prevent them from contracting diseases to which they are particularly susceptible including diphtheria, tetanus (lockjaw), measles, mumps, chicken pox (varicella), rubella (German measles), whooping cough (pertussis), Hib (haemophilus influenzae type B), hepatitis B, pneumococcal infections and polio. Hepatitis A vaccine is recommended for use in selected locales and for certain high-risk groups. Influenza vaccine is recommended annually for children older than six months with specific risk factors. Rotavirus vaccination (to prevent acute gastroenteritis with vomiting and severe diarrhea) is recommended during the first year of infancy. A baby should receive two or three doses depending on the brand used. Some childhood immunizations involve a series of doses at specific intervals.
Created 3/10/92
Changed 6/11/19
Use References Childhood Chickenpox Immunizations
Childhood Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis Immunizations
Childhood Haemophilus Influenzae Type B Immunizations
Childhood Inactivated Polio Immunizations
Childhood Inoculations
Childhood Measles/Mumps/Rubella Immunizations
Childhood MMR Immunizations
Childhood Pneumococcal Immunizations
Childhood Polio Immunizations
Childhood Tetanus Immunizations
Childhood Vaccinations
Childhood Varicella Immunizations
Child Vaccination Programs
DtaP Immunizations
Hib Immunizations
Rotovirus Vaccination
See Also References Chickenpox Immunizations (LT-3400.1490)
Child/Adolescent Health Centers (LN-1480)
Child Health and Disability Prevention Exams (LF-7000.1600)
Hepatitis A Immunizations (LT-3400.3020)
Hepatitis B Immunizations (LT-3400.3025)
Measles/Mumps/Rubella Immunizations (LT-3400.4985)
Neonatal Care (LJ-5000.6200)
Pediatrics (LV-6800)
Pneumococcal Pneumonia Immunizations (LT-3400.5070)
Poliovirus Immunizations (LT-3400.5080)
Well Baby Care (LF-7000.9500)
External Classification Terms Health (CAN HC-300)
Health Care (USA HC-300)
Maternal and Child Health Concerns (UW
Prevention and Control of Communicable Diseases (UW
Preventive Health (NPC E11.05)
Public Health (NTE E70)
Well Baby Clinics (UW
Related Concepts Children and Youth
Early Childhood Programs/Services
Facet Service
Bibliographic References "Recommended Immunization Schedule for Persons Aged 0-6 Years", Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website, http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/recs/schedules/downloads/child/2007/child-schedule-bw-print.pdf

"Rotovirus Vaccination", Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd-vac/rotavirus/default.htm

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