While we do have a standard immunization schedule as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control, each child is unique and may require slight deviations from the schedule. Your physician will discuss your child’s health needs with you.
Always ask for a print-out of your child’s immunization records after each well-child checkup. Keep the original in your possession and make copies when you need to produce a record for daycare, school, etc.
The immunization schedule that CHPA follows is:
Birth: Hep B#1 usually given at the hospital
Two Weeks- One Month: Well-child check as needed, no immunizations
2 Months: Pediarix*, Hib¹, Prevnar, Rotateq OR Pentacel2, Hep B, Prevnar, Rotateq
4 Months: Pediarix*, Hib¹, Prevnar, Rotateq OR Pentacel2, Prevnar, Rotateq
6 Months: Pediarix*, Prevnar, Rotateq OR Pentacel2, Hep B, Prevnar, Rotateq
9 Months: No Immunizations, check-up only
12 Months: MMR, Varivax, Hep A
15 Months: Hib¹, Prevnar
18 Months: DTaP, Hep A
2 Years: No immunizations, check- up
30 Months: No immunizations, developmental screen
3 Years: No immunizations, check-up, vision and hearing screen
4-5 Years: MMR, Varivax, IPV, DTaP, vision and hearing screen, BP
( Get copy of your child’s immunization records for kindergarten!)
After 5 years, check-ups are recommended every year.
11-12 years: TdaP, Menactra, HPV (for girls only)
16-17 years: TdaP booster
*Pediarix is a combined vaccine that contains DTaP, IPV and Hep B.
¹Due to the recent Hib vaccine recall, the CHPA Hib vaccine schedule is adjusted according to the CDC guidelines. Your physician will determine if your child needs the booster based on the type of vaccine and number of doses already received.
2 Pentacel is a combined vaccine that contains DTaP, IPV and Hib