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Infant & Child Immunizations

April is National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) which is an annual observance to promote the benefits of immunizations and to focus on the importance of immunizing infants against vaccine-preventable diseases by age 2.

This year NIIW will again be held in conjunction with the Pan American Health Organization's Vaccination Week in the Americas (VWA), April 26 - May3,2014. The United States will join together with 35 countries in the Western Hemisphere to concurrently promote the need for routine vaccinations for infants and children during the last week in April.

One visit, lots of protection: Your child can safely receive all vaccines recommended for a particular age during one visit. Talk with your child's physician or healthcare professional about use of combination vaccines to reduce the number of injections needed. For current Infant & Child Vaccine Schedule click here. 

These Immunizations are recommended for your child.

Child's Age

Vaccine and Dose

Protects Against

Birth

Hepatitis B

Dose 1 of 3

Hepatitis B virus (chronic inflammation of the liver, life-long complications)

2 months
(part of well-baby visit)

 

DTaP

Dose 1 of 5

 

Diphtheria, tetanus, and acellular pertussis (whooping cough)

Hib

Dose 1 of 4

Infections of the blood, brain, joints, or lungs (pneumonia)

Polio (IPV)

Dose 1 of 4

Polio

Hepatitis B

Dose 2 of 3

 

 

 

 

Rotavirus

Dose 1 of 3

Hepatitis B virus (chronic inflammation of the liver, life-long complications)

 

 

 

Infections of the blood, brain, joints, or inner ears

 

 

Rotavirus (severe diarrhea and vomiting)

 

 

4 months
(part of well-baby visit)

DTaP 

Dose 2 of 5

Diphtheria, tetanus, and acellular pertussis (whooping cough)

Hib

Dose 2 of 4

Infections of the blood, brain, joints, or lungs (pneumonia)

Polio (IPV)

Dose 2 of 4

Polio

 

Rotavirus

Dose 2 of 3

infections of the blood, brain, joints, or inner ears

 

 

 

Rotavirus (severe diarrhea and vomiting)

6 months
(part of well-baby visit)

DTaP

Dose 3 of 5

Diphtheria, tetanus, and acellular pertussis (whooping cough)

Hib

Dose 3 of 4

Infections of the blood, brain, joints, or lungs (pneumonia)

 

Rotavirus

Dose 2 of 3

no later than 32 weeks

Infections of the blood, brain, joints, or inner ears

 

 

 

Rotavirus (severe diarrhea and vomiting)

6 to 18 months

Hepatitis B

Dose 3 of 3

Hepatitis B (chronic inflammation of the liver, life-long complications)

Polio (IPV)

Dose 3 of 4

 

Polio

6 months through 18 years

Influenza

1 dose every year

Flu and complications

12 to 15 months

Hib

Dose 4 of 4

Infections of the blood, brain, joints, or lungs (pneumonia)

Infections of the blood, brain, joints, or inner ears

MMR

Dose 1 of 2

 

Hepatitis A

Dose 1 of 2

Measles, mumps, and rubella (German measles)

 

Hepatitis A virus (chronic inflammation of the liver, life-long complications)

12 to 18 months

Varicella

Dose 1 of 2

Chickenpox

15 to 18 months

DTaP

Dose 4 of 5

 

Hepatitis A

Dose 2 of 2

Diphtheria, tetanus, and acellular pertussis (whooping cough) 

 

Hepatitis A virus (chronic inflammation of the liver, life-long complications)

2 to 5 years
Catch-up immunization requirement, if previous

4 PCV's were not met.

Pneumococcal conjugate (PCV13)

Dose 1 of 2 if using catch-up schedule

Infections of the blood, brain, joints, or inner ears

5 years and older, through 18 years

certain high-risk groups

Pneumococcal conjugate (PCV13)

Dose 2 of 2, if needed (follows 3-5 years after Dose 1)

Infections of the blood, brain, joints, or inner ears

4 to 6 years

DTaP

Dose 5 of 5

Diphtheria, tetanus, and acellular pertussis (whooping cough)

Polio (IPV)

Dose 4 of 4

Polio

MMR

Dose 2 of 2

 

Varicella

Dose 2 of 2

Measles, mumps, and rubella (German measles)

 

 

Chickenpox

11 to 12 years

Td booster, 1 dose every 10 years

 

Tdap (single dose in place of Td booster)

 

 

HPV

(3 doses total)

 

MCV4

Tetanus and diphtheria

 

 

Tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis (whooping cough) 

 

 

Human Papilloma Virus

 

 

Meningococcal conjugate (prevents meningitis)

Additional Vaccines

Consult your child's physician or healthcare professional about catch-up vaccinations and vaccines for travelers.

 
 
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DISCLAIMER: This immunization schedule is based on the current Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedule recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). This schedule provides generally recommended dates for immunizations based on your child’s birth date. Some diseases or treatments for disease affect the immune system. For children with these diseases or for children receiving these treatments, the recommended immunization schedule may need to be modified. If you have questions or concerns, consult your child’s physician or other healthcare professional for advice about your child’s immunization schedule.