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Recommended Immunizations from Birth to Age 2   


  • Hepatitis B (Hep B)

1–2 Months:

  •  Hep B

2 Months:

  • Rotavirus (RV)

  • Diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (DTaP)

  • Haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib)

  • Pneumococcus (PCV13)

  • Polio (IPV)

4 Months:

  • RV

  • DTaP

  • Hib

  • PCV13

  • IPV

6 Months:

  • Hep B (can be given 6–18 months)

  • RV

  • DTaP

  • Hib

  • PCV13

  • IPV (can be given 6–18 months)

  • Influenza (yearly from 6 months on)*

12 Months:

  • Hib (can be given 12–15 months)

  • PCV13 (12–15 months)

  • Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) (12–15 months)

  • Varicella (12–15 months)

  • Hepatitis A (12–23 months)^

15 Months:

  • DTaP (can be given 15–18 months)

*Children ages 6 months through 8 years receive two doses of the influenza vaccine (only when receiving the vaccine for the first time) that are given at least four weeks apart.

^Children receive two doses of hepatitis A vaccine. The first dose of hepatitis A vaccine should be given between 12 months and 23 months of age. The second dose of hepatitis A vaccine should be given six months later.

Missed a shot?If your child doesn’t receive a shot at the recommended age, you don’t need to start over. Just visit your child’s doctor to receive the next shot. If you have any questions about vaccines, discuss them with your child’s doctor.

Talk with your child’s doctor.If your child has a medical condition that may increase his or her risk for infection or your child is traveling outside the U.S., talk with your pediatrician about any additional vaccines your child should receive.

Protect your growing baby.Are you pregnant? Be sure to receive a Tdap vaccine in the third trimester of pregnancy to protect you and your baby against pertussis (whooping cough). You should receive the vaccine during each of your pregnancies.