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Infant and Child Immunization

Protect your child against disease

Immunizations are an excellent way to protect your child against many childhood diseases.

The American Academy of Pediatrics, American Academy of Family Physicians and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases recommend a series of immunizations to protect your children against vaccine-preventable diseases.


Child Immunization Schedule

Some of these vaccines may be given in combination, meaning fewer shots. You should take your child's shot record EVERY time you visit your medical provider.

Vaccines Birth 2 months 4 months 6 months 12-18 months
Hepatitis B * * *
Diptheria, Tetanus, Pertussis * * * *
Haemophilus Influenzae B * * * *
Poliovirus * * *
Pneumococcal * * * *
Measles, Mumps, Rubella *
Varicella *
Hepatitis A *
Rotavirus (drops) * * * *
Influenza Each flu season starting at 6 months

See Also

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About Vaccines

  • Vaccine Information Statements (VIS)
    Information sheets produced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in many languages that explain to vaccine recipients, their parents, or their legal representatives both the benefits and risks of a vaccine.
  • Seattle Children's
    The pediatric and adolescent academic medical center for Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho – the largest region of any children’s hospital in the country. Resources covering how vaccines work, how they are made, who recommends vaccines, when they should be given, if they are still necessary, and, most importantly, if they are safe.

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