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Birth-18 Years & "Catch-up" Immunization Schedules

United States, 2016

Details for Healthcare Professionals

Each year, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) publishes immunization schedules for persons age birth through 18 years. These schedules summarize recommendations for routine vaccines for children age 18 years and younger.

The recommended immunization schedules for persons age birth through 18 years and the catch-up immunization schedule have been approved by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG).


Change in 2016-2017 Influenza Vaccination Recommendations

For the 2016-2017 season, CDC recommends use of the flu shot (inactivated influenza vaccine or IIV) and the recombinant influenza vaccine (RIV). The nasal spray flu vaccine (live attenuated influenza vaccine or LAIV) should not be used during 2016-2017. The schedules will be updated in early 2017 to incorporate the 2016-2017 influenza vaccination recommendations.


View and Print Schedules

Combined Schedule Format

Combined Schedule Format

Birth-18 Years and Catch-up


 

Single Page Formats

Birth-18 Years Recommended Immunization Schedule

Birth-18 Years Recommended Immunization Schedule

Display and print this schedule on your website.

 

Display and print this schedule on your website.

Catch-up Immunization Schedule

Display and print this schedule on your website.

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Easy-to-read Versions for Parents

Available in English and Spanish.

You can display the easy-to-read schedules for parents on your website. See how the child (birth through 6 years) and the adolescent (7 through 18 years) easy-to-read formats will appear on your website. For instructions, see Display Immunization Schedules on Your Website.

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Create a Schedule of Vaccines Needed Since Birth

Create a Schedule of Vaccines Needed Since Birth

2016 Create a Customized Schedule of Vaccines Needed (birth to 6 years)
Use this tool to create a personalized schedule you can give to and discuss with parents. Parents also can use this print-out to record their child’s vaccinations. Just enter your patient’s date of birth, click “get schedule”, and then click "printable schedule."

Interactive Tools

 Interactive Tools

2016 CDC Vaccine Schedules app for clinicians and other health care professionals offers you immediate access to CDC’s latest recommended immunization schedules. See childhood, adolescent, adult and catch-up vaccine schedules and footnotes on your smartphone and tablet devices. Download this free app from the iTunes App Store or from Google Play.

Note: If you previously downloaded the tool, check that you have version 3.0.1 with 2016 schedules and footnotes.

The Adolescent Scheduler tool is no longer available.

The Interactive Catch-up Scheduler online tool is no longer available.

 

Pocket-size

Pocket-size

Combined version in smaller, portable format; includes birth through 18 years schedule and catch-up schedule with footnotes applying to both.

Laminated

 

MMWR Announcing Recommended Schedules

Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices Recommended Immunization Schedules for Persons Aged 0 Through 18 Years — United States, 2016
Each year, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) reviews the current recommended immunization schedules for persons birth through 18 years of age to ensure the schedules reflects current recommendations for licensed vaccines. In October 2015, ACIP approved the recommended immunization schedules for persons birth through 18 years of age for 2016. The 2016 recommended immunization schedules are effective January 1, 2016.

 

Spanish Version (en español)

Spanish versions of the schedules are no longer produced. We offer only parent-friendly versions of the schedule. See easy-to-read versions for parents in Spanish.

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Binational Resource

 Binational Resource

2016 Binational Immunization Resource for Children from Birth through 18 Years [2 pages] (8.5" x 14")
Side-by-side presentation of recommended vaccines in Mexico and the United States helps healthcare providers identify vaccines needed by children now in the U.S. who received some vaccines in Mexico.

Changes in the Schedule Effective February 1, 2016

Changes to the 2016 schedule from the previous schedules:

  • In figure 1, "Recommended Immunization Schedule for Persons Aged 0 through 18 Years", the order of the vaccines was changed to group vaccines by the recommended age of administration. The order was also changed within the footnotes.
  • A purple bar was added for Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) vaccine for children aged 5–18 years, denoting the recommendation to vaccinate certain high-risk children in this age group who were are unimmunized.
  • A purple bar was added for human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine for children aged 9–10 years, denoting the recommendation to vaccinate high-risk children in this age group, including children with a history of sexual abuse.
  • A new row has been added for Meningococcal B vaccine. This row contains a purple bar denoting the recommendation to vaccinate certain high-risk persons aged 10 years and older. This row also contain a blue bar denoting the recommendation for administration to non-high-risk groups subject to individual clinical decision making, for persons aged 16 through 23 years (the preferred age range is 16–18 years).
  • In figure 2, "Catch-up immunization schedule for persons aged 4 months through 18 years who start late or who are more than 1 month behind", Tdap/Td was added to the list of possible previous vaccines in the Tdap line for children aged 7 years and older, dose 2 to dose 3 column.

Changes to the 2016 footnotes from the previous schedules:

  • The Hepatitis B (HepB) vaccine footnote was revised to more clearly present the timing for post vaccination serologic testing for infants born to hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg)-positive mothers. The footnote was also revised to present the new CDC recommended interval for post vaccination serologic testing in this population.
  • The diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and acellular pertussis (DTaP) vaccine footnote was revised to more clearly present recommendations following an inadvertently early administered 4th dose of DTaP vaccine.
  • The inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) footnote was updated to provide guidance for vaccination of persons who received only OPV and received all doses before age 4 years.
  • The meningococcal vaccines footnote has been updated to include recommendations for the administration of the meningococcal B vaccine. A "clinical discretion" category has been added for the recommendation for vaccination of non-high-risk persons aged 16 through 23 years, subject to individual clinical decision making. Meningococcal B vaccines have been added to the section recommending vaccination of persons with high-risk conditions and other persons at increased risk of disease. A definition of persistent complement deficiency has been added.
  • The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine footnote has been updated to reflect the new HPV vaccine nomenclature. Guidance has been added for vaccination beginning at age 9 years for children with a history of sexual abuse.

Footnotes

Past immunization schedules

 

Presentation Graphics

These slides are only snapshots of the chart and footnote portions of the immunization schedule and are provided for use in PowerPoint presentations:

PPT slides

 

Immunization Recommendations

 Immunization Recommendations

 

DTaP, Hib, and Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine Catch-Up Guidance Job Aids

CDC has developed "job-aids" with detailed scenarios by age group and previous doses of vaccine received for DTaP, Hib, and pneumococcal conjugate vaccines. These materials should assist health care providers in interpreting Figure 2, the Childhood/Adolescent Immunization catch-up schedule.

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Note: To order the adult immunization schedule, go to CDC-INFO on Demand - Publications and pull down the menu for "Programs". Select "Immunization and Vaccines (Schedules and Booklets)" and click "Search".

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