Child Immunizations in New Jersey

What Diseases Do Common Vaccines Prevent?

We offer all the following vaccines to prevent serious diseases in children at our pediatric office in New Providence, NJ. Visit our immunization schedule page for more specific information on dosages and age specifications for each of these vaccines. Call us at (908) 508-0400 to schedule an appointment or learn more about immunizations. 

Disease Vaccine Disease spread by Disease symptoms Disease complications
Chickenpox Varicella vaccine protects against chickenpox.  Air, direct contact Rash, tiredness, headache, fever Infected blisters, bleeding disorders, encephalitis (brain 
swelling), pneumonia (infection in the lungs)
Diphtheria DTaP* vaccine protects against diphtheria. Air, direct contact Sore throat, mild fever, weakness, swollen 
glands in neck
Swelling of the heart muscle, heart failure, coma, 
paralysis, death
Hib Hib vaccine protects against
type b.
Air, direct contact May be no symptoms unless bacteria 
enter the blood
Meningitis (infection of the covering around the brain 
and spinal cord), intellectual disability, 
(life­ threatening infection that can block the windpipe and 
lead to serious breathing problems), pneumonia (infec­
tion in the lungs), death
Hepatitis A HepA vaccine protects against hepatitis A. Direct contact, contaminated 
food or water
May be no symptoms, fever, stomach pain, 
loss of appetite, fatigue, vomiting, jaundice 
(yellowing of skin and eyes), dark urine
Liver failure, arthralgia (joint pain), kidney, pancreatic, 
and blood disorders
Hepatitis B HepB vaccine protects against hepatitis B. Contact with blood or 
body fluids
May be no symptoms, fever, headache, 
weakness, vomiting, jaundice (yellowing of 
skin and eyes), joint pain
Chronic liver infection, liver failure, liver cancer
Flu Flu vaccine protects against influenza. Air, direct contact Fever, muscle pain, sore throat, cough, 
extreme fatigue
Pneumonia (infection in the lungs)
Measles MMR** vaccine protects against measles. Air, direct contact Rash, fever, cough, runny nose, pinkeye Encephalitis (brain swelling), pneumonia (infection in 
the lungs), death
Mumps MMR**vaccine protects against mumps. Air, direct contact Swollen salivary glands (under the jaw), fever, 
headache, tiredness, muscle pain
Meningitis (infection of the covering around the brain 
and spinal cord) , encephalitis (brain swelling), inflam­
mation of testicles or ovaries, deafness
Pertussis DTaP* vaccine protects against pertussis 
(whooping cough).
Air, direct contact Severe cough, runny nose, apnea (a pause in 
breathing in infants)
neumonia (infection in the lungs), death
Polio IPV vaccine protects against polio. Air, direct contact, through 
the mouth
May be no symptoms, sore throat, fever, 
nausea, headache
Paralysis, death
Pneumococcal PCV vaccine protects against pneumococcus. Air, direct contact May be no symptoms, pneumonia (infection 
in the lungs)
Bacteremia (blood infection), meningitis (infection of 
the covering around the brain and spinal cord), death
Rotavirus RV vaccine protects against rotavirus. Through the mouth Diarrhea, fever, vomiting Severe diarrhea, dehydration
Rubella MMR** vaccine protects against rubella. Air, direct contact Children infected with rubella virus sometimes 
have a rash, fever, swollen lymph nodes
Very serious in pregnant women—can lead to miscar­
riage, stillbirth, premature delivery, birth defects
Tetanus DTaP* vaccine protects against tetanus. Exposure through cuts in skin Stiffness in neck and abdominal muscles, 
difficulty swallowing, muscle spasms, fever
Broken bones, breathing difficulty, death

* DTaP combines protection against diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis.
** MMR combines protection against measles, mumps, and rubella.

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