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Hepatitis B, an infection that can cause chronic, severe liver disease
2nd: 1 through 2 months after the 1st
3rd: 6 through 18 months
Rotavirus infection, which causes severe diarrhea in infants and children up to 2 years old
1st: 2 months
2nd: 4 months
3rd: 6 months
Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (DTaP)
Diphtheria, a disease that causes inflammation of the throat and airways, which can block breathing
Tetanus (lockjaw), a disease that causes severe, painful spasms of neck, jaw, and other muscles; can cause death
Pertussis (whooping cough), a disease that causes prolonged loud coughing and gasping; can prevent breathing and cause death
4th: 15 through 18 months
5th: 4 through 6 years
Note: Your child also needs an extra dose (called the Tdap) at 11–12 years old.The Td booster should then be received every 10 years throughout life.
Haemophilus influenzae Type b (Hib)
Haemophilus influenzae Type b (Hib), a severe bacterial infection that can lead to pneumonia (lung infection), meningitis (brain infection), and other serious infections
3rd: 6 months (your health care provider will tell you if this one is needed)
4th: 12 through 15 months
Inactivated Poliovirus (IPV)
Polio, an infection that can paralyze the muscles
4th: 4 through 6 years
Note: If your child will be exposed to polio through, for example, travel to a country where polio is widespread, talk to your child's health care provider. He or she may recommend that your child receive the vaccine before 2 months old and/or with the doses given closer together.
Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)
Measles, a disease that can lead to brain inflammation
Mumps, a disease that may affect ovaries and testes
Rubella (German measles), a disease that, if caught by a pregnant woman, can cause birth defects
1st: 12 through 15 months
2nd: 4 through 6 years
Chickenpox, a disease that causes itchy skin bumps, with fever and fatigue; can lead to scarring, pneumonia, or brain inflammation
1st: 12 through 15 months
Bacterial meningitis, inflammation of the membrane covering the brain and spinal cord. It can result in death
Once at 11 through 12 years, with a booster at 16. If vaccinated at 13 through 15 years, a booster is needed at 16 through 18 years. College freshmen should be vaccinated if they have not been before.
Note: If child has low immune system due to HIV or other medical condition, health care provider may recommend vaccinating child at a younger age than 13.
Pneumococcal disease, which can lead to pneumonia (lung infection), meningitis (brain infection), or bacteremia (blood infection). It can also cause ear infections.
Flu, different strains of which appear each year
Yearly for children 6 months through 18 years old.
Note: 1 or 2 doses are given. Ask your health care provider how many doses your child needs.
Hepatitis A (HepA)
Hepatitis A, an infection that can result in acute inflammation and jaundice (yellow skin and whites of the eyes)
Starting at age 1, two doses at least 6 months apart
Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
Certain types of genital HPV infection, a sexually transmitted disease (STD), which can cause gential warts and/or cervical, vaginal, or vulvar cancers in women
1st: 11 through 12 years
2nd: 2 months after 1st
3rd: 4 months after 2nd
(Youngest age for vaccination is 9 years.)
Age range for vaccination is 9 through 18. Schedule is the same as for girls.
*Based on the CDC National Immunization Program recommendations (January 2013).
Note: Certain immunizations can still be given after the ages shown on this schedule. These vaccinations are recommended for the general population. Additional vaccinations may be recommended for children in high-risk groups or in certain states or regions. Talk to your child’s health care provider.