1 to 2 Months
Protect your baby by providing immunity early in life. Starting at 1 to 2 months of age, your baby receives the following vaccines to develop immunity from potentially harmful diseases:
- Hepatitis B (2nd dose)
- Diphtheria, tetanus, and whooping cough (pertussis)(DTaP)
- Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)
- Polio (IPV)
- Pneumococcal (PCV)
- Rotavirus (RV)
Get tips to prepare yourself and baby for your baby’s well-child visitsExternal.
For tips on supporting your baby during immunization visits, check out comforting holds for your child during vaccinations and Tips for a Less Stressful Shot Visit.
Vaccinate according to the recommended schedule
CDC’s childhood immunization schedule is based on recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). This schedule also is approved by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and is designed to protect infants and children by providing immunity early in life, before they are exposed to life-threatening diseases. Children are immunized starting at birth because they are susceptible to diseases at a young age, and the consequences of these diseases can be very serious, and even life-threatening, especially for infants and young children.
Find out how the childhood immunization schedule is set to protect your baby.
Find out what vaccines your baby needs and when with the Recommended Immunizations for Children from Birth through 6 Years Old Cdc-pdf[2 pages].
Today, we can protect children against 14 diseases before 2 years of age with vaccines. The immunization schedule is designed to protect young children before they are likely to be exposed to the potentially serious diseases and when they are most vulnerable to serious infections. Even when multiple shots are given during a doctor’s visit, these vaccines do not overload the immune system.
The Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program helps provide vaccines to children whose parents or guardians may not be able to afford them. The program offers vaccines at no cost for eligible children through VFC-enrolled doctors. Find out if your child qualifies. Vaccinating on time means healthier children, families, and communities.
Your baby may be eligible for free vaccines with the Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program.