Quote from LoopsRN2
Does anyone have mnemonics to share for the pediatric vaccinations or any OB they would like to share? Thanks
Hopefully I'll be able to explain this in a way that makes sense, but this is how I remember them. It might sound complicated but write it out as you read this and I'm sure you'll get it!
First, make a chart with four columns. Label them BIRTH, 2mo, 4mo, and 6mo. In each column, you will have 1 vaccination, 6 vaccinations, 5, and 6 respectively. (I just remember 1,6,5,6).
The only vaccine at birth is HEP B. At two months, you get Hep B, IPV, Dtap, Pneumo, Rota, and Hib (6 vaccines). 4 months, you get all of them except Hep B (5 vaccines). 6 months you get all of them, just remember Hep B and IPV can range anywhere from 6-18 months (6 vaccines at 6 months, plus remembering the ranges for Hep B and IPV...this is why I write them first!)
Hopefully that made sense.
Now I remember the letters H,P,M,D (I remember this by saying Hewlett Packard, M.D. (as in doctor) haha.
Hib 12-15 months
Pneumo 12-18 mo
MMR 12-18 mo
Dtap 15-18 mo
I remember the numbers by saying that the first three have 12's on the right side, last three have 18's on the left side, and 15s in the corners.
Now for 4-6years I remember DIM (as in Dtap, IPV, and MMR).
Hopefully that helps, I know it seems like a lot but definitely better than just trying to memorize!