This schedule of recommended immunizations may vary depending upon where you live, your child's health, the type of vaccine, and the vaccines available.
Some of the vaccines may be given as part of a combination vaccine so that a child gets fewer shots. Talk with your doctor about which vaccines your kids should receive.
- HBV: Hepatitis B vaccine; ideally, the first dose is given at birth, but kids not previously immunized can get it at any age.
- HBV: Second dose should be administered 1 to 2 months after the first dose.
- DTaP: Diphtheria, tetanus, and acellular pertussis vaccine
- Hib: Haemophilus influenzae type b vaccine
- IPV: Inactivated poliovirus vaccine
- PCV, PPSV: Pneumococcal conjugate vaccines
- Rota: Rotavirus vaccine
- 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.