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Infant Vaccinations Urbandale IA

Local resource for infant vaccinations in Urbandale. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to rubella vaccines, measles vaccines, mumps vaccines, and polio vaccines, as well as advice and content on infant vaccination counseling.

Proteus, Inc.
(515) 271-5303
3850 Merle Hay Road Suite, 500
Des Moines, IA
 
La Clinica de la Esperanza
(515) 244-6162
2679 Maury Street
Des Moines, IA
 
House of Mercy Free Medical Clinic
(515) 643-6526
1409 Clark St.
Des Moines, IA
 
Northeast Wellness Clinic
(515) 266-8074
Grandview Lutheran Church - 2930 East 13th Street
Des Moines, IA
 
Maple Street Baptist Church Free Clinic
(515) 262-1931
1552 Maple Street
Des Moines, IA
 
Corinthian Baptist Church
(515) 423-4073
814 School Street
Des Moines, IA
 
Health Care Access Network
(515) 564-0800
808 SE 27th Street
Des Moines, IA
 
Margaret Cramer Free Medical Clinic
(515) 564-0800
First Assembly of God Church - 2725 Merle Hay Road
Des Moines, IA
 
Mae E. Davis Free Clinic
(515) 262-1931
131 Ninth Street
Des Moines, IA
 
Primary Healthcare, Inc.
(515) 248-1400
2353 SE 14th Street
Des Moines, IA
 

Baby Vaccines

One of the best ways to protect your child is to ensure that she gets her baby vaccines at the proper times. Baby shots are given on a set schedule, and will protect your infant from a variety of childhood diseases and conditions. The diseases that these shots prevent are extremely serious, and can even be life-threatening to infants. So, what immunizations does your baby need to stay healthy? Here is a list of the necessary baby vaccines that your baby should receive after birth.

Chicken pox: A common childhood disease, it causes itchy spots and fever. It can also lead to bacterial infections.

Diphtheria: This disease affects the throat and airway. It causes a thick coating to form, and can interfere with breathing, and cause paralysis or death.

Haemophilus Influenzae (type B): One of the most serious childhood diseases, it causes meningitis and pneumonia. Meningitis is a brain and spinal cord infection that claims babies and children suddenly, and is difficult to treat.

Hepatitis A: It causes nausea, jaundice and diarrhea. It can also cause chronic problems with the liver.

Hepatitis B: A liver disease that can cause chronic disease or liver cancer.

Influenza: Most commonly known as the flu. This is unlikely to severely harm or kill your baby, but can lead to other complications like bronchitis and pneumonia. It can be serious in very small infants. Flu symptoms include runny nose, high fever, coughs, nausea and body aches.

Measles: This causes a skin rash, as well as a fever and cough. It can be dangerous and can lead to severe illness or even death.

Mumps: Mumps can be very dangerous as it can lead to meningitis. It causes swollen glands around the jaw and testicles, headache and fever.

Pneumoccocis: Causes ear and bloodstream infections, and can lead to pneumonia and death.

Polio: A dangerous disease with various symptoms: sore throat, stomach-ache, and stiffness. It can cause paralysis, or even death in some children.

Rubella: Causes a rash to appear on the body and face. A pregnant woman can miscarry, and in babies it can cause heart disease, brain damage, blindness and deafness.

Tetanus: Tetanus causes severe muscle spasms and lockjaw in patients. It can be fatal.

Rotavirus: Causes symptoms that are similar to flu, but diarrhea can last for up to a week. There is no antibiotic that is effective against rotavirus.

You can keep your baby's shots up-to-date by taking her to your local cli...

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Tracking Vaccines

With so many infant vaccines that are necessary for your baby's health, it can be very difficult to keep track of them all. Did she get her rubella vaccine last month, or was that for hepatitis A? In some cases, there may be a shortage of vaccines in certain areas, so scheduled immunizations can be delayed. Although your baby's doctor can advise you on what shots are needed when, it's still up to you to make sure that your baby is up-to-date with her shots. Here is a basic schedule of when the required vaccines are needed:

Hepatitis B: At birth, one to two months of age, and between six and eighteen months.

Rotavirus: At two, four and six months of age.

Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis (DtaP): At two, four and six months again, and again between fifteen and eighteen months and four to six years.

Haemophilus Influenza (HIB): This immunization is given at two, four, six, twelve, and fifteen and again between eighteen months and five years of age.

Pneumococcal (PCV): Your baby will receive a PCB vaccination at two, four and six months, sometime between twelve and fifteen months, and finally between two and six years.

Polio (IPV): Given at two and four months of age, between six and eighteen months, and four to six years.

Influenza: Once each year, beginning at six months, up until age six.

Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR): At twelve to fifteen months, and two to three years.

Varicella: A varicella shot is necessary at sometime between twelve and fifteen months, and also four to six years.

Hepatitis A: This immunization comes in two doses, given when your baby is between twelve and twenty-three months.

Meningitis: Meningitis shots are given once between the ages of two and six years of age, but usually only when your infant is considered high risk.

You can easily find immunization charts from your local clinic or health care provider. A schedule can help busy moms keep track of all of the necessary vaccines that...

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