What is the recommended vaccine schedule?

When talking about vaccination it is important to understand what the recommended vaccine schedule is.  This information is taken from this webpage from the Centers For Disease Control And Prevention.  To see what diseases these vaccines are used to prevent please visit the What’s The Harm? webpage.


Recommended Immunization Schedule for Persons Aged 0 Through 6 Years - United States, 2012

Birth:

Hepatitis B (First of Three)


2 Months:

Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis (First of Five)

Haemophilus Influenzae Type B (First of Three)

Hepatitis B (Second of Three)

Pneumococcal (First of Four)

Polio (First of Four)

Rotavirus (First of Two)

[Note: Some of the above vaccines are combined into one shot in order to reduce the number of injections.]


4 Months:

Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis (Second of Five)

Haemophilus Influenzae Type B (Second of Three)

Pneumococcal (Second of Four)

Polio (Second of Four)

Rotavirus (Second of Two)

[Note: Some of the above vaccines are combined into one shot in order to reduce the number of injections.]


6 Months:

Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis (Third of Five)

Hepatitis B (Third of Three)

Influenza (Yearly)

Pneumococcal (Third of Four)

Polio (Third of Four)

[Note: Some of the above vaccines are combined into one shot in order to reduce the number of injections.]


12 Months:

Haemophilus Influenzae Type B (Third of Three)

Hepatitis A (First of Two)

Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (First of Two)

Pneumococcal (Fourth of Four)

Varicella (First of Two)


15 Months:

Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis (Fourth of Five)


18 Months:

Hepatitis A (Second of Two)

Influenza (Yearly)


3 Years:

Influenza (Yearly)


4 Years:

Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis (Fifth of Five)

Influenza (Yearly)

Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (Second of Two)

Polio (Fourth of Four)

Varicella (Second of Two)


5 Years:

Influenza (Yearly)


6 Years:

Influenza (Yearly)


Recommended Immunization Schedule for Persons Aged 7 Through 18 Years - United States, 2012

7 to 10 Years:

Influenza (Yearly)


11 Years:

Human Papillomavirus (First of Three)

Influenza (Yearly)

Meningococcal

Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis Booster


11 Years Two Months:

Human Papillomavirus (Second of Three)


11 Years Six Months:

Human Papillomavirus (Third of Three)


12 to 15 Years:

Influenza (Yearly)


16 Years:

Influenza (Yearly)

Meningococcal Booster


17 to 18 Years:

Influenza (Yearly)


Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule - United States, 2012

19 to 20 Years:

Influenza (Yearly)


21 Years:

Influenza (Yearly)

Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis Booster


22 to 30 Years:

Influenza (Yearly)


31 Years:

Influenza (Yearly)

Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis Booster


32 to 40 Years:

Influenza (Yearly)


41 Years:

Influenza (Yearly)

Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis Booster


42 to 50 Years:

Influenza (Yearly)


51 Years:

Influenza (Yearly)

Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis Booster


52 to 59 Years:

Influenza (Yearly)


60 Years:

Herpes Zoster

Influenza (Yearly)


61 Years:

Influenza (Yearly)

Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis Booster


62 to 64 Years:

Influenza (Yearly)


65 Years:

Influenza (Yearly)

Pneumococcal


66 to 70 Years:

Influenza (Yearly)


71 Years:

Influenza (Yearly)

Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis Booster


72 to 80 Years:

Influenza (Yearly)


81 Years:

Influenza (Yearly)

Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis Booster


82 to 90 Years:

Influenza (Yearly)


91 Years:

Influenza (Yearly)

Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis Booster


92 to 100 Years:

Influenza (Yearly)


NOTE: Updated Recommendations for Use of Tetanus Toxoid, Reduced Diphtheria Toxoid, and Acellular Pertussis (Tdap) Vaccine in Adults Aged 65 Years and Older — Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), 2012