Medicine and Your NICU Baby :: Nationwide Children's Hospital

Medicine

Below are a list of resources that will provide you with detailed information regarding immuinzations, medication and medication safety.

  • Recommended Immunizations for Babies (PDF): This document is from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, American Academy of Family Physicians and American Academy of Pediatrics and it includes:

    • Recommended immunizatios for children from birth through 6 years old (chart)

    • Vaccine-preventable diseases and the vaccines that prevent them (chart)

  • Influenze (The "Flu") (Helping Hand): Influenze, also known as "the flu" is an illness caused by a virus. This includes information on symptoms, prevention, treatment and more.

  • Medicine: How to Give By Mouth (Helping Hand): Getting infants and young children to take medicine can be very difficult. Here are some suggestions and safety tips that may make giving medicine easier for both you and your child.

  • Medicine Safety (Helping Hand): Many children need medicine from time to time to treat different illnesses or conditions. Some of these medicines are taken for a short time. Others may be taken for years. Here are some tips for the safe use of medicines.

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