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WILL YOU DO THIS TO YOUR CHILD/CHILDREN? From MayoClinic.com Bookstore

Posted by on Jul. 29, 2007 at 11:15 AM
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Vaccines schedule for children

Wonder which vaccines your child needs? It can be confusing, especially when new vaccines are developed and added to the schedule. Complicating matters is that many vaccines require several doses. And sometimes, due to shortages of vaccines or other issues, a child can get off schedule.

Find out which vaccines your child should have now and which vaccines are coming up. The specific vaccines for each age group are based on 2007 recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

If your child misses a dose of a particular vaccine, don't worry. Simply ask your child's doctor about catch-up vaccines.


Birth to 2 months: Vaccine recommended - 2 Shots

  • Hepatitis B — doses one and two of three

The timing of the first dose of hepatitis B vaccine depends on whether the mother is infected with the hepatitis B virus (HBV) at the time of delivery. If you're HBV positive, your child needs the first dose of vaccine along with hepatitis B immune globulin within 12 hours of birth. Even if you're HBV negative, your child might receive the first dose of hepatitis B vaccine before leaving the hospital. The second dose of hepatitis B vaccine is given at least one month after the first dose.


2 months: Vaccines recommended (7) Shots

  • Diphtheria, tetanus and acellular pertussis (DTaP) — dose one of five
  • Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) — dose one of four
  • Inactivated poliovirus (IPV) — dose one of four
  • Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) — dose one of four
  • Rotavirus vaccine — dose one of three

At age 2 months, your child receives the first in a series of several shots designed to offer protection from many diseases. To reduce the number of shots, your child's doctor will likely suggest combination vaccines. For children who must avoid the pertussis vaccine, combination vaccines are available without it.

Timing is especially important for the rotavirus vaccine. The first dose is recommended at age 2 months. The vaccine series can't be started after age 3 months.


4 months: Vaccines recommended (7) Shots

  • Diphtheria, tetanus and acellular pertussis (DTaP) — dose two of five
  • Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) — dose two of four
  • Inactivated poliovirus (IPV) — dose two of four
  • Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) — dose two of four
  • Rotavirus vaccine — dose two of three

At age 4 months, your child receives follow-up doses to those vaccines received at age 2 months.


6 months: Vaccines recommended (6) Shots

  • Diphtheria, tetanus and acellular pertussis (DTaP) — dose three of five
  • Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) — dose three of four
  • Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) — dose three of four
  • Rotavirus vaccine — dose three of three

At age 6 months, your child receives another round of the vaccines given at 2 months and 4 months, with the exception of the polio vaccine. The third dose of polio vaccine comes a little later in the vaccines schedule


6 to 18 months: Vaccines recommended (2) Shots

  • Hepatitis B — dose three of three
  • Inactivated poliovirus (IPV) — dose three of four

Your child receives the final dose of the hepatitis B vaccine between ages 6 months and 18 months. For full effectiveness, the final dose of hepatitis B vaccine is given at least eight weeks after the second dose — and no earlier than age 6 months. Your child's doctor may recommend giving the polio vaccine at age 9 months to reduce the number of shots given at age 6 months.


6 to 59 months: Vaccine recommended (1Mercury Flu Shot)

  • Influenza — annual dose

An annual influenza vaccine, preferably given in the fall, protects your child from the flu. A yearly flu vaccine is especially important for children between ages 6 months and 59 months because they're among those most likely to be hospitalized for complications of the flu. Your child will need two doses of the flu vaccine — spaced one month apart — the first time he or she is vaccinated for the flu. In the following years, only one dose of the vaccine is needed. For younger children, the flu vaccine is given as a shot. For otherwise healthy children age 5 or older, the vaccine may be given as a nasal spray.


12 to 15 months: Vaccines recommended (6) Shots

  • Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) — dose four of four
  • Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) — dose four of four
  • Measles-mumps-rubella (MMR)— dose one of two
  • Chickenpox (varicella) — dose one of two

The final doses of both Hib and PCV7 vaccines must wait until your child is age 12 months or older. The first doses of MMR and varicella vaccines also are given at this time. To avoid giving four shots in one visit, your child's doctor may recommend the MMR and varicella vaccines at age 12 months and the Hib and PCV7 vaccines at age 15 months. It's also common to combine the MMR and varicella vaccines in a single shot.


12 to 23 months: Vaccine recommended  (2) Shots

  • Hepatitis A — two doses Your child receives the hepatitis A vaccine between ages 12 and 23 months, with the two doses in the series given at least six months apart.


15 to 18 months: Vaccine recommended (3)Shots

  • Diphtheria, tetanus and acellular pertussis (DTaP) — dose four of five

Your child receives the fourth dose of DTaP between ages 15 months and 18 months. In some cases, the fourth dose can be given as early as age 12 months — as long as it's been six months since the last dose.


4 to 6 years: Vaccines recommended (8 )Shots

  • Diphtheria, tetanus and acellular pertussis (DTaP) — dose five of five
  • Inactivated poliovirus (IPV) — dose four of four
  • Measles-mumps-rubella(MMR)— dose two of two
  • Chickenpox (varicella) — dose two of two

About the time your child starts kindergarten, he or she receives the final doses of DTaP, IPV, MMR and varicella vaccines. Many states require proof of current vaccinations before allowing school enrollment.


11 to 12 years: Vaccines recommended (7) Shots)

  • Human papillomavirus (HPV), for girls — three doses
  • Meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4) — one dose
  • Tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid and acellular pertussis (Tdap) —

The human papillomavirus vaccine, which offers protection from the viruses that cause genital warts and most cervical cancers, is intended for girls ages 11 to 12. It's given as a series of three injections over a six-month period. The second dose is given two months after the first dose, followed four months later by the third dose.

MCV4 is recommended for children age 11 and older and for unvaccinated adolescents when they enter high school, about age 15. College freshmen living in dormitories who haven't previously received the meningococcal vaccine also should be vaccinated with MCV4 or with meningococcal polysaccharide vaccine (MPSV4).

If your child has completed the childhood DTaP vaccination series, he or she should have a Td booster shot at age 11 or 12.


12 to 15 months: Vaccines recommended (6) Shots

  • Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) — dose four of four
  • Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) — dose four of four
  • Measles-mumps-rubella (MMR)— dose one of two
  • Chickenpox (varicella) — dose one of two

The final doses of both Hib and PCV7 vaccines must wait until your child is age 12 months or older. The first doses of MMR and varicella vaccines also are given at this time. To avoid giving four shots in one visit, your child's doctor may recommend the MMR and varicella vaccines at age 12 months and the Hib and PCV7 vaccines at age 15 months. It's also common to combine the MMR and varicella vaccines in a single shot.


12 to 23 months: Vaccine recommended (2) Shots

  • Hepatitis A — two doses

Your child receives the hepatitis A vaccine between ages 12 and 23 months, with the two doses in the series given at least six months apart.


15 to 18 months: Vaccine recommended  (3) Shots

  • Diphtheria, tetanus and acellular pertussis (DTaP) — dose four of five

Your child receives the fourth dose of DTaP between ages 15 months and 18 months. In some cases, the fourth dose can be given as early as age 12 months — as long as it's been six months since the last dose.


4 to 6 years: Vaccines recommended (8) Shots

  • Diphtheria, tetanus and acellular pertussis (DTaP) — dose five of five
  • Inactivated poliovirus (IPV) — dose four of four
  • Measles-mumps-rubella (MMR)— dose two of two
  • Chickenpox (varicella) — dose two of two

About the time your child starts kindergarten, he or she receives the final doses of DTaP, IPV, MMR and varicella vaccines. Many states require proof of current vaccinations before allowing school enrollment.


11 to 12 years: Vaccines recommended (7 Shots)

  • Human papillomavirus (HPV), for girls — three doses
  • Meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4) — one dose
  • Tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid and acellular pertussis (Tdap) — one dose

The human papillomavirus vaccine, which offers protection from the viruses that cause genital warts and most cervical cancers, is intended for girls ages 11 to 12. It's given as a series of three injections over a six-month period. The second dose is given two months after the first dose, followed four months later by the third dose.

MCV4 is recommended for children age 11 and older and for unvaccinated adolescents when they enter high school, about age 15. College freshmen living in dormitories who haven't previously received the meningococcal vaccine also should be vaccinated with MCV4 or with meningococcal polysaccharide vaccine (MPSV4).

If your child has completed the childhood DTaP vaccination series, he or she should have a Td booster shot at age 11 or 12.


12 to 15 months: Vaccines recommended (6) Shots

  • Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) — dose four of four
  • Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) — dose four of four
  • Measles-mumps-rubella (MMR)— dose one of two
  • Chickenpox (varicella) — dose one of two

The final doses of both Hib and PCV7 vaccines must wait until your child is age 12 months or older. The first doses of MMR and varicella vaccines also are given at this time. To avoid giving four shots in one visit, your child's doctor may recommend the MMR and varicella vaccines at age 12 months and the Hib and PCV7 vaccines at age 15 months. It's also common to combine the MMR and varicella vaccines in a single shot.


12 to 23 months: Vaccine recommended (2) Shots

  • Hepatitis A — two doses

Your child receives the hepatitis A vaccine between ages 12 and 23 months, with the two doses in the series given at least six months apart.


15 to 18 months: Vaccine recommended (3) Shots

  • Diphtheria, tetanus and acellular pertussis (DTaP) — dose four of five

Your child receives the fourth dose of DTaP between ages 15 months and 18 months. In some cases, the fourth dose can be given as early as age 12 months — as long as it's been six months since the last dose.


4 to 6 years: Vaccines recommended (8 Shots)

  • Diphtheria, tetanus and acellular pertussis (DTaP) — dose five of five
  • Inactivated poliovirus (IPV) — dose four of four
  • Measles-mumps-rubella (MMR)— dose two of two
  • Chickenpox (varicella) — dose two of two

About the time your child starts kindergarten, he or she receives the final doses of DTaP, IPV, MMR and varicella vaccines. Many states require proof of current vaccinations before allowing school enrollment.


11 to 12 years: Vaccines recommended (7) Shots

  • Human papillomavirus (HPV), for girls — three doses
  • Meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4) — one dose
  • Tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid and acellular pertussis (Tdap) — one dose

The human papillomavirus vaccine, which offers protection from the viruses that cause genital warts and most cervical cancers, is intended for girls ages 11 to 12. It's given as a series of three injections over a six-month period. The second dose is given two months after the first dose, followed four months later by the third dose.

MCV4 is recommended for children age 11 and older and for unvaccinated adolescents when they enter high school, about age 15. College freshmen living in dormitories who haven't previously received the meningococcal vaccine also should be vaccinated with MCV4 or with meningococcal polysaccharide vaccine (MPSV4).

If your child has completed the childhood DTaP vaccination series, he or she should have a Td booster shot at age 11 or 12.


12 to 15 months: Vaccines recommended (6 Shots)

  • Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) — dose four of four
  • Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) — dose four of four
  • Measles-mumps-rubella (MMR)— dose one of two
  • Chickenpox (varicella) — dose one of two

The final doses of both Hib and PCV7 vaccines must wait until your child is age 12 months or older. The first doses of MMR and varicella vaccines also are given at this time. To avoid giving four shots in one visit, your child's doctor may recommend the MMR and varicella vaccines at age 12 months and the Hib and PCV7 vaccines at age 15 months. It's also common to combine the MMR and varicella vaccines in a single shot.


12 to 23 months: Vaccine recommended (2) Shots

  • Hepatitis A — two doses

Your child receives the hepatitis A vaccine between ages 12 and 23 months, with the two doses in the series given at least six months apart.


15 to 18 months: Vaccine recommended (3 Shots)

  • Diphtheria, tetanus and acellular pertussis (DTaP) — dose four of five

Your child receives the fourth dose of DTaP between ages 15 months and 18 months. In some cases, the fourth dose can be given as early as age 12 months — as long as it's been six months since the last dose.


4 to 6 years: Vaccines recommended (8) Shots

  • Diphtheria, tetanus and acellular pertussis (DTaP) — dose five of five
  • Inactivated poliovirus (IPV) — dose four of four
  • Measles-mumps-rubella (MMR)— dose two of two
  • Chickenpox (varicella) — dose two of two

About the time your child starts kindergarten, he or she receives the final doses of DTaP, IPV, MMR and varicella vaccines. Many states require proof of current vaccinations before allowing school enrollment.


11 to 12 years: Vaccines recommended (8) Shots

  • Human papillomavirus (HPV), for girls — three doses
  • Meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4) — one dose
  • Tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid and acellular pertussis (Tdap) — one dose

The human papillomavirus vaccine, which offers protection from the viruses that cause genital warts and most cervical cancers, is intended for girls ages 11 to 12. It's given as a series of three injections over a six-month period. The second dose is given two months after the first dose, followed four months later by the third dose.

MCV4 is recommended for children age 11 and older and for unvaccinated adolescents when they enter high school, about age 15. College freshmen living in dormitories who haven't previously received the meningococcal vaccine also should be vaccinated with MCV4 or with meningococcal polysaccharide vaccine (MPSV4).

If your child has completed the childhood DTaP vaccination series, he or she should have a Td booster shot at age 11 or 12.


12 to 15 months: Vaccines recommended (6) Shots

  • Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) — dose four of four
  • Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) — dose four of four
  • Measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) — dose one of two
  • Chickenpox (varicella) — dose one of two

The final doses of both Hib and PCV7 vaccines must wait until your child is age 12 months or older. The first doses of MMR and varicella vaccines also are given at this time. To avoid giving four shots in one visit, your child's doctor may recommend the MMR and varicella vaccines at age 12 months and the Hib and PCV7 vaccines at age 15 months. It's also common to combine the MMR and varicella vaccines in a single shot.


12 to 23 months: Vaccine recommended (2) Shots

  • Hepatitis A — two doses

Your child receives the hepatitis A vaccine between ages 12 and 23 months, with the two doses in the series given at least six months apart.


15 to 18 months: Vaccine recommended (3) Shots

  • Diphtheria, tetanus and acellular pertussis (DTaP) — dose four of five

Your child receives the fourth dose of DTaP between ages 15 months and 18 months. In some cases, the fourth dose can be given as early as age 12 months — as long as it's been six months since the last dose.


4 to 6 years: Vaccines recommended (8) Shots

  • Diphtheria, tetanus and acellular pertussis (DTaP) — dose five of five
  • Inactivated poliovirus (IPV) — dose four of four
  • Measles-mumps-rubella (MMR)— dose two of two
  • Chickenpox (varicella) — dose two of two

About the time your child starts kindergarten, he or she receives the final doses of DTaP, IPV, MMR and varicella vaccines. Many states require proof of current vaccinations before allowing school enrollment.


11 to 12 years: Vaccines recommended  (7) Shots

  • Human papillomavirus (HPV), for girls — three doses
  • Meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4) — one dose
  • Tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid and acellular pertussis (Tdap) — one dose

The human papillomavirus vaccine, which offers protection from the viruses that cause genital warts and most cervical cancers, is intended for girls ages 11 to 12. It's given as a series of three injections over a six-month period. The second dose is given two months after the first dose, followed four months later by the third dose.

MCV4 is recommended for children age 11 and older and for unvaccinated adolescents when they enter high school, about age 15. College freshmen living in dormitories who haven't previously received the meningococcal vaccine also should be vaccinated with MCV4 or with meningococcal polysaccharide vaccine (MPSV4).

If your child has completed the childhood DTaP vaccination series, he or she should have a Td booster shot at age 11 or 12.


COMES TO A TOTAL OF 155 DOSES OF VACCINES
NOW, IF YOU ALL WILL EXCUSE ME, I AM GOING TO THROW UP

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by on Jul. 29, 2007 at 11:15 AM
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by on Sep. 30, 2007 at 8:53 PM
wow! my children have never been vaccinated. They are all teenagers now, and in great health.
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