Print This! Vaccination Schedule for Children

vaccination scheduleWondering what shots you can expect at your child’s next well visit or check up? Here is a list of the most common vaccinations given along with the recommended ages of when children should receive them. It is a vaccination schedule you can print and take with you to your pediatrician’s office.

While most children will follow this shot schedule, keep in mind that your individual child’s health profile may require different guidelines for vaccination. You may have the option to combine vaccines or have them administered separately.

This information is taken from www.cdc.gov/vaccines/chedules/index.html.

Hepatitis B

Three inoculations

  • Birth
  • 1-2 months
  • 6-18 months

Rotavirus

Three inoculations

  • 2 month
  • 4 months
  • 6 months

 DTaP (Diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis)

Five inoculations

  • 2 months
  • 4 months
  • 6 months
  • 15-18 months
  • 4-6 years

 Hib (Haemophilus influenzae type b)

Four inoculations

  • 2 months
  • 4 months
  • 6 months
  • 12-15 months

 Pneumococcal

Four inoculations

  • 2 months
  • 4 months
  • 6 months
  • 12-15 months

Polio

Four inoculations

  • 2 months
  • 4 months
  • 6-18 months
  • 4-6 years

Flu

One inoculation every year beginning at 6 months

MMR (Measles, mumps and rubella)

Two inoculations

  • 12-15 months
  • 4-6 years

Varicella (chickenpox)

Two inoculations

  • 12-15 months
  • 4-6 years

Hepatitis A

One inoculation

  • 12-23 months

Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis)

One inoculation that depends on previous vaccination.

  • 7-10 years if a child has not had all of their DTap shots
  • 11-18 years if a child has had all of their DTap shots

MCV (Meningococcal)

Two inoculations

  • 11-12 years
  • 16 years (booster shot)

HPV (Human papillomavirus)

One inoculation

  • 11-12 years or well before sexual activity commences

 

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Mary Ann Romans is a freelance writer, online content manager, wife and mother of three children. She lives in Pennsylvania in the middle of the woods but close enough to Target and Home Depot. The author of many magazine, newspaper and online articles, Mary Ann enjoys writing about almost any subject. "Writing gives me the opportunity to both learn interesting information, and to interact with wonderful people." Mary Ann has written more than 5,000 blogs for Families.com since she started back in December 2006. Contact her at maromans AT verizon.net or visit her personal blog http://homeinawoods.wordpress.com

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