HPV Immunization Info:
To ensure the safety of our patients, any adolescent patient receiving an HPV immunization is REQUIRED to wait 15 minutes at Johnson County Pediatrics following the injection.
If you have questions, please ask your medical provider!
Immunization Policy in Overland Park, KS
Dear Valued Patients,
Your safety and care are of the utmost importance here at JCP. Recently there has been an increase in the number of communicable diseases such as measles that just a short time ago were rare occurrences. Most experts believe this is due to the increase in unvaccinated and undervaccinated children coupled with world wide travel. To this end, the doctors at JCP have instituted a vaccine policy. We encourage you to speak to your primary care physician about any concerns or questions you may have regarding our vaccine policy.
As of July 1, 2014
Johnson County Pediatrics will follow the recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices regarding the timing and administration of the vaccine schedule for children and teens.
All patients of JCP will be required to have completed the recommended schedule as set out by the AAP for children by the time of the next recommended well child visit. For example, the AAP recommends that the 2-month shots include the following: Pediarix, Pedvax Hib, Prevnar 13 and Rotarix. If your infant has not completed all of these vaccines by 4 months of age (the time of the next recommended visit) he or she will not be considered up to date per our policy.
We understand that there often extenuating circumstances, illness, surgeries, immune dificiencies and these will be handled on a case-by-case basis. We cannot accept religious exemptions, nor can we accept alternative schedules. We understand the timing of immunizations can be a controverial issue and we respect a parent's right to make decisions on behalf of your child. We hope you will understand our desire to make our waiting room a safe environment for all of our patients. If you desire an alternative schedule that does not meet the Johnson County Pediatrics criteria, we would be happy to make other recommendation for your child's care where your needs may be met.
For the Vaccine Information Sheet please click on the name of the vaccine listed below that your child may be receiving.
- Newborn: Hepatitis B (in hospital at birth or during first visit)
- Two Month: Pediarix (DTaP, IPV, Hepatitis B), Hib, Pneumococcal, Rotavirus
- Four Month: Pediarix (DTaP, IPV, Hepatitis B), Hib, Pneumococcal, Rotavirus
- Six Month: Pediarix (DTaP, IPV, Hepatitis B), Pneumococcal
- Nine Month
- Twelve Month: MMR, Varicella, Hepatitis A, Hemoglobin check
- Fifteen Month: Hib, Pneumococcal
- Eighteen Month: DTaP, Hepatitis A
- Two Year: Hemoglobin Check
- Five Year: Kinrix (DTaP, IPV), MMRV (Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella)
- Eleven Year: Tdap, Meningococcal, HPV
- Seventeen and Older: Men B
If you have questions about immunizations and the diseases they prevent please call Johnson County Pediatrics in Overland Park, KS at (913) 384-5500!