All children should be immunized at regular health care
visits, beginning at birth. Immunizations are very important in keeping
children healthy. The recommended childhood and adolescent schedule
urges vaccinations starting at birth through 24 months of age, with
boosters and catch-up vaccines continuing through the teenage years and
into adulthood. By immunizing, children are protected against the
potentially devastating effects of vaccine-preventable diseases. Immunization is the most cost-effective preventive health measure.
*This immunization schedule is based on the current
Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedule recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). This schedule provides generally recommended dates for immunizations based on your child’s birth date. Some diseases or treatments for disease affect the immune system. For children with these diseases or for children receiving these treatments, the recommended immunization schedule may need to be modified. If you have questions or concerns, consult your child’s physician or other healthcare professional for advice about your child’s immunization schedule.