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Immunization Terminology

The following information includes the abbreviations and descriptions of the immunizations recommended by Snellville Pediatrics. We encourage parents to have their children vaccinated. If you have any questions about any particular vaccine, please contact your child’s provider.

DTaP (5 dose series)
Diptheria, Tetanus, Acellular Pertussis Vaccine (Injection)

Gardasil® (3 dose series)
Quadrivalent Human Papillomavirus Types 6, 11, 16, 18 (Injection)

HEP A (2 dose series)
Hepatitis A Vaccine (Injection)

HEP B (3 dose series)
Hepatitis B Vaccine (Injection)

HIB (3 or 4 dose series)
Haemophilus Influenzae Type B Vaccine (Injection)

Influenza (1 or 2 doses annually)
Flu Vaccine (Injection)

IPV (4 dose series)
Inactivated Polio Vaccine (Injection)

Menactra (2 dose series)
Meningococcal Vaccine (Injection)

MMR (2 dose series)
Measle, Mumps, and Rubella Vaccine (Injection)

Pentacel Combo (up to 4 dose series)
DTaP / Hib / Ipv (Injection)

Pneumovax (1 dose with possible booster dose 5 years or more)
Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine (2 years and older at high risk) (Injection)

Prevnar (4 or 5 dose series)
Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (Injection)

Rotateq (3 dose series)
Rotavirus vaccine (Oral)

TDaP (1 dose with a booster dose every 5 – 10 yrs)
Tetanus, Diptheria, Acellular Pertussis (Injection)

Varivax (2 dose series)
Chicken Pox Vaccine (Injection)

COVID-19 Pfizer-BioNTech (2 dose series (for 5 years and up) with a booster dose after 5 months (for 12 years and up) from second dose)                                                                                    COVID-19 Vaccine (injection)

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