The Centers for Disease Control provides vaccination schedules for children ages birth through 6 years old and 7 through 18 years old which includes when each vaccine or series of shots is to be given. Additionally, if your child or adolescent has missed any shots, consult the “catch-up schedule” and be sure to check with your doctor about getting back on track.
Vaccine Information Statements, (VIS), for each vaccine are given to clients to explain reasons for the vaccine, precautions, contraindications, and care after the vaccination.
Feeling ambitious? For an on-line personalized list of immunizations your child should have, age birth to five, use the CDC Immunization site. Try it, it’s easy!