What shots does my baby need and when?

Why get vaccinated?
  • Diphtheria (the 'D' in DTaP vaccine)
  • Tetanus (the 'T' in DTaP vaccine; also known as Lockjaw)
  • Pertussis (the 'P' in DTaP vaccine, also known as Whooping Cough)
  • Hib (Haemophilus influenzae type b)
  • Hepatitis B.
  • Polio.
  • Pneumococcal Disease.
A.

What vaccines are required for babies?

7 Childhood Diseases that Can Be Prevented by Vaccines:
  • Diphtheria (the 'D' in DTaP vaccine)
  • Tetanus (the 'T' in DTaP vaccine; also known as Lockjaw)
  • Pertussis (the 'P' in DTaP vaccine, also known as Whooping Cough)
  • Hib (Haemophilus influenzae type b)
  • Hepatitis B.
  • Polio.
  • Pneumococcal Disease.
  • What shots do you get as a baby?

    Vaccination descriptions
    • HepB protects against hepatitis B (infection of the liver).
    • RV protects against rotavirus, a major cause of diarrhea.
    • DTaP protects against diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (whooping cough).
    • Hib protects against Haemophilus influenzae type b.
    • PCV protects against pneumococcal disease.
  • What vaccines do 6 month olds get?

    Recommended Immunization Schedule for Persons Age 0 Through 18 Years
    • Hepatitis B (HepB) vaccine. (
    • Rotavirus vaccines. (
    • Diphtheria, tetanus, and acellular pertussis (DTaP) vaccine. (
    • Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) conjugate vaccines. (
    • Pneumococcal vaccines. (
    • Measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine. (
  • What vaccines are given to newborns in the hospital?

    The hepatitis B vaccine (HepB) is a series of three different shots. The American Academy of Pediatrics and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommend that all newborns get the first HepB shot before leaving the hospital. If the mother has HBV, her baby should also get a HBIG shot within 12 hours of birth.
B.

What immunizations does my child need?

Recommended Immunization Schedule for Persons Age 0 Through 18 Years
  • Hepatitis B (HepB) vaccine. (
  • Rotavirus vaccines. (
  • Diphtheria, tetanus, and acellular pertussis (DTaP) vaccine. (
  • Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) conjugate vaccines. (
  • Pneumococcal vaccines. (
  • Measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine. (
  • What ages are well child exams?

    Visit and Immunization Chart
    AgeRecommended Vaccines, Tests, and Office Visits
    15-18 monthsWell-child visit DTaP Any 12-month immunizations not already given
    2 yearsWell-child visit Hep A
    3 yearsWell-child visit
    4 yearsWell-child visit Vision screen Hearing screen DTaP IPV Varicella MMR
  • Do you get shots at 11 years old?

    All 11-12 year olds should get a single shot of a quadrivalent meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MenACWY). A booster shot is recommended at age 16. Teens, 16-18 years old, may be vaccinated with a MenB vaccine.
  • What are the 6 month shots for babies?

    Your baby will receive the hepatitis B, DTaP, polio, pneumococcal, and Hib vaccines (combined in two or three shots) and rotavirus vaccine (given orally). He's also due for his first flu shot if it's flu season. An assistant may administer the vaccines.

Updated: 28th September 2018

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