Northampton Area Pediatrics, LLP
193 Locust Street 
Northampton, MA 01060
413-584-8700
413-584-1714 (fax)

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Holiday Hours
2017
New Year's Day
Sunday, January 1

9:00am to 5:00pm
urgent care only

 

New Year's Day Observed
Monday, January 2

9:00am to 5:00pm
urgent care only


Martin Luther King Day
Monday, January 16

9:00am to 5:00pm
urgent care only

Presidents' Day
Monday, February 20

9:00am to 5:00pm
urgent care only

Memorial Day
Monday, May 29

9:00am to 5:00pm
urgent care only

Independence Day
Tuesday, July 4

9:00am to 5:00pm
urgent care only

Labor Day
Monday, September 4

9:00am to 5:00pm
urgent care only

Columbus Day
Monday, October 9

9:00am to 5:00pm
urgent care only

Thanksgiving Day
Thursday, November 23
9:00am to 12:00pm
urgent care only

Christmas Eve
Sunday, December 24

9:00am to 5:00pm
urgent care only

Christmas Day
Monday, December 25

11:00am to 2:00pm
urgent care only

New Year's Eve
Sunday, December 31
9:00am to 5:00pm
urgent care only




 

Our Vaccine Philosophy

Our practice believes that all children should receive the recommended vaccines according to the guidelines provided by the AAP and the CDC. Vaccines are safe and effective in preventing diseases and health complications in children and young adults. Regular vaccinations help children ward off infections, and are one of the safest and best methods of disease prevention.

We are happy to discuss your concerns about vaccines at your child's next visit.

Routine Visit Schedule and Recommended Vaccines and Tests

Birth

Hep B vaccine

1 month

No routine vaccines or tests

2 months*

DTaP, Hep B, Hib, IPV, PCV-13, and Rotavirus vaccines

4 months*

DTap, Hib, IPV, PCV-13, and Rotavirus vaccines

6 months*

DTap, Hep B, Hib, IPV, PCV-13, and Rotavirus vaccines, hearing & vision test

9 months

No routine vaccines or tests

12 months

Hep A & MMR vaccines, anemia & lead screening, hearing & vision tests, fluoride varnish

15 months

PCV-13 & Varicella vaccines

18 months

DTap & Hib vaccines, fluoride varnish

2 years

Hep A vaccine, anemia & lead screening, hearing & vision tests, fluoride varnish

3 years

Anemia & lead screening, hearing & vision tests, fluoride varnish

4 years*

DTap & IPV vaccines, hearing & vision tests, fluoride varnish

5 years*

MMR & Varicella vaccines, hearing & vision tests, fluoride varnish

6 years

Hearing & vision test

7 years

Hearing & vision tests

8 years

Hearing & vision tests

9 years

Hearing & vision tests

10 years

Routine cholesterol screen, hearing & vision tests

11 years

Tdap & Meningococcal vaccines, HPV** vaccine offered, hearing & vision tests

12 years

HPV** vaccine offered, hearing & vision tests

13 years

Hearing & vision tests

14 years

Hearing & vision tests

15 years

Hearing & vision tests, routine urinalysis

16 years

Hearing & vision tests, routine urinalysis

17 years

Meningococcal vaccine, routine cholesterol screen, hearing & vision tests, routine urinalysis

18 years

Hearing & vision tests, routine urinalysis

19 – 26 years

Hearing & vision tests, routine urinalysis

 

*Some vaccines are given in a combined formulation to reduce the number of actual injections.

** HPV vaccine is a 3-dose series, with the 2nd and 3rd doses given 2 months and 6 months after the initial dose.  We begin to offer this vaccine at age 11 years.

During flu season, the flu vaccine is offered at all well-visits age 6 months and older.

Physical Exams
The well-child visits are an opportunity to raise questions and concerns about your child’s development, behavior and general well-being.  NAP strongly believes in preventative screenings.

Vaccine Abbreviations

DTaP = Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis vaccine
Flu = Influenza vaccine
Hep A = Hepatitis A vaccine
Hep B = Hepatitis B vaccine
Hib = Haemophilus Influenzae B vaccine
HPV = Human Papillomavirus (Gardasil) vaccine
IPV = Polio vaccine
Kinrix = combined Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis and Polio vaccines
Meningococcal = Meningitis (Menactra) vaccine
MMR = Measles, Mumps, Rubella vaccine
PCV-13 = Pneumococcal Conjugate vaccine
Pediarix = combined Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Hepatitis B and Polio vaccines
Pentacel = combined Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Haemophilus Influenzae B and Polio vaccines
Tdap = Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis vaccine
Varicella = Chicken Pox vaccine

Vaccine information sheets about each recommended vaccine are available in every examination room at the office as well as on our website.

Resources

Your Child's First Vaccines

Vaccine Safety: The Facts A brief fact sheet on vaccines from the AAP

 

Questions or Comments?
We encourage you to contact us whenever you have an interest about our services.