10 Important Vaccinations for Infants and Children between 0–10 Years

10 Important Vaccinations for Infants and Children between 0–10 Years

Vaccinations are very important to prevent your child from getting ill and sick from preventable diseases and illnesses. There are atleast 15 vaccine- preventable diseases. Ask your child’s healthcare provider if your child is up to date with all recommended vaccines.

VaccineIs your child up to date?
Chickenpox(varicella; Var)Your child needs 2 doses of chickenpox vaccine. The first dose is given at 12–15 months and the second at 4–6 years.
Diphtheria, tetanus, and whooping cough(pertussis; DTaP)Your child needs 5 doses of DTaP vaccine. The first dose is given at 2 months, the second at 4 months, the third at 6 months, the fourth at 15–18 months, and the fifth at 4–6 years.
Haemophilusinfluenzaetype b (Hib)Your child needs 3–4 doses of Hib vaccine, depending on the brand of vaccine. The first dose is given at 2 months, the second at 4 months, the third at 6 months (if needed), and the last at 12–15 months.
Hepatitis A(HepA)Your child needs 2 doses of hepatitis A vaccine. The first dose is given at age 1 year and the second 6–12 months later.
Hepatitis B(HepB)Your child needs 3–4 doses of hepatitis B vaccine, depending on the brand of vaccine. The first dose is given at birth, the second at 1–2 months, the third at 4 months (if needed), and the last at
6–18 months.
Influenza(Flu)Everyone age 6 months and older needs influenza vaccination every fall or winter and for the rest of their lives. Some children younger than age 9 years need 2 doses. Ask your child’s healthcare provider if your child needs more than 1 dose.
Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR)Your child needs 2 doses of MMR vaccine. The first dose is given at 12–15 months and the second at 4–6 years.
Meningococcal(MenACWY [MCV4], MenB)Infants and children age 0–10 years with certain health conditions (such as a non-functioning spleen) need one or both meningococcal vaccines. Talk with your healthcare provider to find out if your child needs meningococcal vaccination.
Pneumococcal(Prevnar [con- jugate vaccine, PCV], Pneumovax[polysaccharidevaccine, PPSV])Your child needs 4 doses of Prevnar (PCV). The first dose is given at 2 months, the second at 4 months, the third at 6 months, and the fourth at 12–15 months. Some children also need a dose of Pneumovax (PPSV). Ask your child’s healthcare provider if your child needs this extra protection against pneumococcal disease.
Polio(IPV)Your child needs 4 doses of polio vaccine (IPV). The first dose is given at 2 months, the second at 4 months, the third at 6–18 months, and the fourth at 4–6 years.
Rotavirus(RV)Your child needs 2–3 doses of rotavirus vaccine (RV), depending on the brand of vaccine. The first dose is given at 2 months, the second at 4 months, and the third (if needed) at 6 months.
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