Infant Immunizations: What You Need to Know Children's Health

Infant Immunizations: What You Need to Know

Keeping your child safe and healthy is one of your top priorities, and vaccines are an effective method of achieving that. 

Immunizations Throughout the First Year

  • Hepatitis B Vaccine

    • Dose One: As soon as possible after birth

    • Dose Two: Between 1 to 2 months old

    • Dose Three: Between 6 to 18 months old

  • Rotavirus Vaccine

    • Dose One: At 2 months old

    • Dose Two: At 4 months old

    • Dose Three: At 6 months old

  • DTaP Vaccine

    • Dose One: At 2 months old

    • Dose Two: At 4 months old

    • Dose Three: At 6 months old

  • Haemophilus Influenzae Type b (Hib) Vaccine

    • Dose One: At 2 months old

    • Dose Two: At 4 months old

    • Dose Three: At 6 months old

  • Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine

    • Dose One: At 2 months old

    • Dose Two: At 4 months old

    • Dose Three: At 6 months old

  • Polio Vaccine

    • Dose One: At 2 months old

    • Dose Two: At 4 months old

    • Dose Three: Between 6 to 18 months old (one final immunization is necessary between ages 4 and 6)

  • Influenza (Flu) Vaccine

    • Annual Dose: Beginning at 6 months old

Immunizations Throughout the Second Year

  • DTaP Vaccine

    • Dose Four: Between 15 to 18 months old (One final immunization is necessary between ages 4 and 6)

  • Haemophilus Influenzae Type b (Hib) Vaccine

    • Dose Four: Between 12 to 15 months old

  • Pneumococcal Conjugate (PCV13) Vaccine

    • Dose Four: Between 12 to 15 months old

  • Influenza (Flu) Vaccine

    • Annual Dose: Before the start of flu season

  • Hepatitis A Vaccine

    • Dose One: At 12 months old

  • MMRV (Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella) Vaccine

    • Dose One: At 12 months old (One final immunization is necessary between ages 4 and 6)

“Vaccines are a simple and quick way to avoid common, preventable diseases,” says Patricia Sammarelli, MD, physician at CHI St. Joseph Health Primary Care West Villa Maria. When it’s time for your child’s vaccines, schedule an appointment with their CHI St. Joseph Health pediatrician.

Sources:

CDC | 2019 Recommended Vaccinations for Infants and Children
CDC | Best at Birth: Get Your Baby the Hepatitis B Vaccine
CDC | Rotavirus Vaccination
CDC | DTaP (Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis) VIS
CDC | Haemophilus Influenzae Type b (Hib) VIS

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