Due to a shortage of the vaccine Pediarix, the newborn immunization schedule will change beginning Friday, May 10, 2013, in our Lincoln Office. The shortage will impact the immunization schedule through the 6 month visit. Any newborn beginning their immunizations will need to follow this new schedule:
Birth: Hepatitis B (Given in the hospital)
One Month Visit: Hepatitis B
Two Month Visit: DTaP, IPV, Hib, Prevnar 13, Rotarix
Four Month Visit: DTaP, IPV, Hib, Prevnar 13, Rotarix
Six Month Visit: Hep B, DTaP, IPV, Prevnar 13
How this will affect the vaccine schedule in our North Attleboro office is not yet clear. Each state provides the vaccines that we administer in our offices. Any infant who has already begun receiving their immunizations in the Lincoln office will be kept on the normal schedule if possible as long as our supply of Pediarix holds out. Due to the added complexity of the new schedule, we will not be able to offer the alternative vaccine schedule for newborns starting their immunizations. Those infants already on the alternative schedule will be allowed to continue on it as long as the appropriate vaccines are available. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation in this matter.