Immunization Schedule

Immunization Schedule

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.


1-2 months

2 months

4 months

6 months

6 months and annually

6-18 months

12-15 months

12-23 months

15-18 months

4-6 years

11-12 years

College entrants

Special circumstances

Reviewed by: Elana Pearl Ben-Joseph, MD
Date reviewed: September 2015

Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.

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