Your Child's Recommended Vaccine Schedule

Vaccine Schedule for Birth – 6 years

At Birth
  • HepB: Hepatitis B vaccine. Ideally, the first dose is given within 24 hours of birth. Children not previously immunized can get the HepB vaccine at any age. 
1-2 months
  • HepB: The second dose should be given 1 to 2 months after the first dose.
2 months
  • DTaP: Diphtheria, tetanus, and acellular pertussis vaccine
  • Hib: Haemophilus influenzae type b vaccine
  • IPV: Inactivated poliovirus vaccine
  • PCV: Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine
  • RV: Rotavirus vaccine
4 months
  • DTaP
  • Hib
  • IPV
  • PCV
  • RV
6 months
  • DTaP
  • Hib: This third dose may be needed, depending on the brand of vaccine used in previous Hib immunizations.
  • PCV
  • RV: This third dose may be needed, depending on the brand of vaccine used in previous RV immunizations
6 months (and every year)
  • Influenza (Flu): The flu vaccine is recommended every year for children 6 months and older. The vaccine is given by injection with a needle (the flu shot) or by nasal spray (live virus). Your doctor will recommend which to use based on your child's age and general health.
    • Kids younger than nine who get the flu vaccine for the first time (or who have only had one dose before July 2021 will get it in two separate doses at least a month apart.
    • Those younger than nine 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 nine need only one dose.
6-18 months
  • HepB
  • IPV
12-15 months
  • Hib
  • MMR: Measles, mumps, and rubella (German measles) vaccine
  • PCV
  • Varicella (chickenpox)
12-23 months
  • HepA: Hepatitis A vaccine; given as 2 shots at least 6 months apart
15-18 months
  • DTaP
4-6 years
  • DTaP
  • MMR
  • IPV
  • Varicella

Vaccine Schedule for 7-18 years

11-12 years
  • HPV

Note: The HPV vaccine is recommended for both girls and boys, given in two shots over a 6 to 12-month period. For teens and young adults (ages 15–26), the HPV vaccine is given in three shots over six months. 

  • Tdap: Tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis booster.
  • MenACWY: Meningococcal vaccine

​​Note: Protects against meningococcal bacteria types A, C, W, and Y. A booster dose is recommended at age 16.

  • COVID-19
16-18 years
  • MenB: Meningococcal vaccine 

Note: Protects against meningococcal bacterium type B. The MenB vaccine may be given to kids and teens in two or three doses, depending on the brand.