Vaccines at 1 to 2 Months
Protect your baby against 14 potentially serious diseases before 2 years old with vaccines.
What vaccines will my baby get?
At 1 to 2 months, your baby should receive vaccines to protect them from the following diseases:
- Hepatitis B (HepB) (2nd dose)
- Diphtheria, tetanus, and whooping cough (pertussis) (DTaP) (1st dose)
- Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) (1st dose)
- Polio (IPV) (1st dose)
- Pneumococcal (PCV13) (1st dose)
- Rotavirus (RV) (1st dose)
Sometimes children have mild reactions from vaccines, such as pain at the injection site or a rash. These reactions are normal and will soon go away.
- Read the Vaccine Information Sheet(s) your baby’s doctor gave you to learn about side effects your baby may experience.
- Offer breastmilk or formula more often. It is normal for some babies to eat less during the 24 hours after getting vaccines.
- Pay extra attention to your baby for a few days. If you see something that concerns you, call your baby’s doctor.
Treat mild reactions from vaccines:
- Use a cool, damp cloth to help reduce redness, soreness, and/or swelling at the injection site.
- Reduce fever with a cool sponge bath.
- Ask your child’s doctor if you can give your child a non-aspirin pain reliever.
Important developmental milestones
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By 2 months, most babies:
- Begin to smile at people
- Coo and make gurgling sounds
- Begin to follow things with eyes
- Hold head up
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, American Academy of Family Physicians, and the American Academy of Pediatrics strongly recommend children receive all vaccines according to the recommended vaccine schedule.
- Get a list of vaccines that your child may need based on age, health conditions, and other factors.
- Learn the reasons you should follow the vaccine schedule.