Recommended Immunization Schedule for Persons Age 0 Through 18 Years
United States, 2013
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These recommendations must be read with the footnotes that follow. For those who fall behind or start late, provide catch-up vaccination at the earliest opportunity as indicated by the green bars in tables below. To determine minimum intervals between doses, see the catch-up schedule. School entry and adolescent vaccine age groups are 4-6 yrs and 11-12 yrs.
|Range of recommended ages for all children||Range of recommended ages for catch-up immunization||Range of recommended ages for certain high-risk groups||Range of recommended ages during which catch-up is encouraged and for certain high-risk groups||Not routinely recommended|
|Vaccine||18 mos||19-23 mos||2-3 yrs||4-6 yrs||7-10 yrs||11-12 yrs||13-15 yrs||16-18 yrs|
|Hepatitis B1 (HepB)||←3rd dose→|
|Rotavirus2(RV)RV-1 (2-dose series); RV-5 (3-dose series)|
|Diphtheria, tetanus, & acellular pertussis3(DTaP: <7 yrs)||←4th dose→||←5th dose→|
|Tetanus, diphtheria, & acellular
pertussis4 (Tdap: ≥7 yrs)
|Haemophilus influenzae type b5 (Hib)|
|Pneumococcal conjugate6a,c (PCV13)|
|Pneumococcal polysaccharide6b,c (PPSV23)|
|Inactivated poliovirus7 (IPV)(<18years)||←3rd dose→||←4th dose→|
2 doses for some: see footnote 8
|Annual vaccination (IIV only)||Annual vaccination (IIV or LAIV)|
|Measles, mumps, rubella9
|Varicella10 (VAR)||←2nd dose→|
|Hepatitis A11 (HepA)||←2 dose series, see footnote 11→|
(HPV2: females only; HPV4: males and females)
|(3 dose series)|
|Meningococcal13 (Hib-MenCY ≥ 6 wks; MCV4-D≥9 mos; MCV4-CRM ≥ 2 yrs.)||see footnote 13||←1st dose→||booster|
Note: The above recommendations must be read along with the footnotes of this schedule.