After getting approval from several expert groups, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends the following immunization schedules:
- Childhood Immunization Schedule: Ages 0 to 6 Years
- Childhood Immunization Schedule: Ages 7 to 18 Years
- Children ages 4 months to 18 years who missed getting some immunizations
- Adults ages 19 years and older
Each year, the CDC reviews the immunization schedules for children and adults and makes new ones as needed.
To see what vaccines are needed for children who got some shots in Mexico but now get shots in the U.S., go to the CDC website at www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/hcp/child-adolescent.html#binational.
Note: Throughout the year, the CDC may update its recommendations or make new ones. For the most current information on each immunization, go to www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd-vac/default.htm.
For more information, see the topic Immunizations .
- Health and Safety, Birth to 2 Years
- Health and Safety, Ages 2 to 5 Years
- Ear Problems and Injuries, Age 11 and Younger
- Growth and Development, Ages 15 to 18 Years
- Vaccine Information Statements
- Immunization Schedules
- Accidental Needle Sticks
- Sickle Cell Disease: Preventing Problems and Staying Healthy
- Immunizations: Questions Parents Ask
Current as ofApril 1, 2019
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: John Pope, MD, MPH - Pediatrics
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine