ABC Pediatrics                        Serving the Los Alamitos and Long Beach Area since 1996

Richard Blumenthal MD, FAAP                                                     Board Certified Pediatricians
Melanie Blumenthal MD, FAAP                                                   

Vaccine Info

Childhood vaccination schedule        Adolescent vaccination schedule

Another study finds no link between the MMR vaccine and Autism

There is a recommendation that all teens 11-13 or in high school get MENACTRA (to prevent meningitis) and that all boys and girls 11 and up get GARDISIL (to prevent cervical cancer, genital warts and a few rare cancers for males as well).  

The Tdap (Tetanus booster that also protects against pertussis or whooping cough) is for children 11-13 years old.

Hepatitis A vaccination is strongly recommended for our state for age one and up.

There is a lot of erroneous information about vaccines on the internet.  
See below for web sites with real info.

MMR does not cause autism!! See CDC web site explanation

DtaP does not cause autism!!

None of our vaccines contain thimerosal. 
There have been no cases of mercury poisoning from thimerosal containing vaccines!!

We do not use live DTP. 
We do not use live Polio vaccine

For information on vaccine preventable diseases, (to see what the actual diseases are that vaccines effect)
click here : What vaccines do I need

Please check these web sites for more information:
Center for Disease Control Vaccine page     

American Academy of Pediatrics Vaccine Page

3772 West Katella, suite 101
Los Alamitos, CA 90720
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Office Hours
Monday through Friday 
see note to the left about
pandemic office hours