In an effort to help immunize children against 11 dangerous diseases before their second birthday, the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) uses a campaign called “OK By One.”
The “OK By One” campaign modifies Oklahoma’s childhood immunization schedule so that the fourth dose of DTaP (diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis) vaccine, traditionally given at 15 months, is moved to 12 months of age, if six months have passed since the third dose.
The Oklahoma State Department of Health and the Oklahoma Immunization Advisory Committee collaborated on the new DTaP dosage strategy. Although the national Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommends that the fourth DTaP be given between 15-18 months of age, it does allow for the administration of the fourth DTaP as early as 12 months provided that six months have elapsed between a child’s third and fourth dose.
The modified schedule also complies with recommendations adopted by the American Academy of Pediatricians, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Immunization Program, and the Oklahoma State Medical Association.
For parents who are uncertain what immunizations their children may need, the “OK By One” schedule is:
- Birth - Hepatitis B
- Age 2 months - Hepatitis B, Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Polio, Haemophilus Influenzae B, Pneumococcal Conjugate
- Age 4 months - Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Polio, Haemophilus Influenzae B, Pneumococcal Conjugate
- Age 6 months - Hepatitis B, Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Polio, Haemophilus Influenzae B, Pneumococcal Conjugate
- Age 12 months - Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Haemophilus Influenzae B, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella, Pneumococcal Conjugate
Canadian County Health Department
100 S. Rock Island
El Reno, OK 73036
1023 E. Vandament
Yukon, OK 73099