Vaccine Resources | Immunization Schedule

Recommended Immunizations for Children from Birth to 6 Years

Recommended schedule of vaccinations.

Footnotes:

* Two doses given at least four weeks apart are recommended for children aged 6 months through 8 years of age who are getting an influenza (flu) vaccine for the first time and for some other children in this age group.

† Two doses of HepA vaccine are needed for lasting protection. The first dose of HepA vaccine should be given between 12 months and 23 months of age. The second dose should be given 6 to 18 months later. HepA vaccination may be given to any child 12 months and older to protect against HepA. Children and adolescents who did not receive the HepA vaccine and are at high-risk, should be vaccinated against HepA.

If your child has any medical conditions that put him at risk for infection or is traveling outside the United States, talk to your child’s doctor about additional vaccines that he may need.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Recommended Immunizations for Children from 7 to 18 Years

 

Footnotes:

* See vaccine-specific recommendations.

** Everyone 6 months and older should get a flu vaccine every year.

*** All 11- through 12-year olds sholud get one shot of Tdap.

† All 11- through 12-year olds should get a 2-shot series of HPV vaccine. A 3-shot series is needed for those with weakened immune systems and those who start a series at 15 years or older.

†† Meningococcal: All 11- through 12-year olds should get one shot of meningoccal conjugate (MenACWY). A booster shot is recommended at age 16.

††† Meningococcal: Teens 16-18 years old may be vaccinated with a serogroup B meningococcal (MenB) vaccine.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)