Immunizations for Babies New 2010

 Age

2010 Recommendations

At Birth

HepB

2-Months

HepB (1-2 mos) + DTaP + PCV + Hib + Polio + RV

4-Months

DTaP + PCV + Hib + Polio + RV

6-Months

HepB (6-18 mos*) + DTaP + PCV + Hib + Polio (6-18 mos*) + RV + Influenza  (6 mos through 18 years/seasonal** 2009 H1N1***)

12-Months

MMR (12-15 mos*) + PCV (12-15 mos*) + Hib (12-15 mos*) + Varicella (12-15 mos*) + HepA (12-23 mos*) + Influenza (6 mos through 18 years/ seasonal** 2009 H1N1***)

15-Months                     

DTaP (15-18 mos*)  + Influenza (6 mos through 18 years/ seasonal** 2009 H1N1***)

 
Vaccine Descriptions:

  • HepB: protects against hepatitis
  • DTaP: a combined vaccine that protects against diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (whooping cough)
  • Hib: protects against Haemophilus influenzae Type b
  • PCV: protects against pneumococcal disease
  • Polio: protects against polio, the vaccine is also known as IPV
  • RV: protects against infections caused by the Rotavirus
  • Influenza: protects against influenza (flu)
  • MMR: protects against measles, mumps, and rubella (German measles)
  • Varicella: protects against varicella, also known as chickenpox
  • HepA: protects against hepatitis A

NOTE: If your children miss a shot, you don’t need to start over, just go back to your doctor for the next shot. The doctor will help you keep your children up-to-date on his or her vaccinations.

* This is the age range in which this vaccine should be given.

** Influenza is a seasonal vaccine. All children ages 6 months through 18 years should receive vaccination during the influenza season each year. If this is the first time for flu vaccine, a child should receive two doses, separated by at least 4 weeks. If a child only receives one dose in the first season, he or she should receive two doses the next season.

***In addition to seasonal influenza vaccine, children also are recommended to receive the 2009 H1N1 influenza vaccine. Children younger than ten years should receive two doses of this vaccine separated by approximately 1 month.

For more information, call toll free 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636) or visit http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines

The Recommended Immunization Schedules for Persons Aged 0 Through 18 Years are approved by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/recs/acip), American Academy of Pediatrics (http://www.aap.org), and American Academy of Family Physicians (http://www.aafp.org).