Rota: This third dose may be needed, depending on the brand of vaccine used in previous rota immunizations.
6 months and annually
Influenza (Flu): The flu vaccine is recommended every year for children 6 months and older:
Kids younger than 9 who get the flu vaccine for the first time (or who have only had one dose before July 2015) will get it in two separate doses at least a month apart.
Those younger than 9 who have had at least two doses of flu vaccine previously (in the same or different seasons) will only need one dose.
Kids older than 9 only need one dose.
The vaccine can be given by injection with a needle (the flu shot) or sprayed into the nostrils (nasal spray or nasal mist). Both types of vaccine are safe and effective, although kids with weakened immune systems or certain health conditions should not get the nasal mist vaccine.
Meningococcal vaccine: Recommended for previously unvaccinated college students who will live in dorms. One dose is enough for healthy college students whose only risk factor is dorm living.
HAV is also recommended for kids 2 years and older and adults who are at high risk for the disease. This includes people who live in, travel to, or adopt children from locations with high rates of HAV; people with clotting disorders; and people with chronic liver disease. The vaccine also can be given to anyone who desires immunity to the disease, and is useful for staff at childcare facilities or schools where they may be at risk of exposure.
Influenza vaccine is especially important for kids who are at risk for health problems from the flu. High-risk groups include, but aren't limited to, kids younger than 5 years old and those with chronic medical conditions, such as asthma, heart problems, sickle cell disease, diabetes, or human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). The nasal spray isn't recommended for kids with certain medical conditions or pregnant women.
Meningococcal vaccine can be given to kids as young as 2 months old who are at risk of contracting meningococcal disease, such as meningitis. This includes children with certain immune disorders as well as those who live in (or will be traveling to) countries where meningitis is common. This vaccine also should be given to teens 13 and older who did not receive it in childhood.
Pneumococcal vaccines also can be given to older kids (age 2 and up) who have immunocompromising conditions, such as asplenia or HIV infection, or other conditions, like a cochlear implant.