Vaccines Your Child Needs: Immunization Schedule Resources for Parents

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The recommended immunization schedule protects infants and children by providing immunity early in life, before they come into contact with potentially life-threatening diseases. Use the recommended immunization schedule and CDC’s tools to learn what vaccines your child needs and when, and to keep track as they grow.

Immunization schedule for children

Check the schedule to see when each vaccine or series of shots is recommended for your baby. If your baby has missed any shots, talk with your child’s doctor to get them caught up on the recommended vaccines.

Recommended Immunization Schedule For Children (Birth through 6 Years)

Child and adolescent vaccine quiz

Take the Childhood Vaccine Quiz
Answer a few questions about your child’s health history to create a personalized list of recommended vaccines. You can print the results and review them with your child’s doctor.  View the quiz in Spanish.

Childhood immunization schedule

Make a Schedule for Your Child
To get a complete list of recommended immunizations, just select your child’s birth date. You can personalize with your child’s name. You can print this custom schedule and review with your child’s doctor.

Once you know which vaccines your child needs, keep track with CDC’s Immunization Tracker. Print out the Milestones TrackerCdc-pdf, write in your child’s previous vaccines, and take it to each of your child’s doctor visits. If you need help finding records of which vaccines your child has gotten or want to know more about vaccine record keeping, see Childhood Vaccines Records and Requirements.

Immunizations and Developmental Milestones Tracker

Immunizations and Developmental Milestones TrackerCdc-pdf

Page last reviewed: September 18, 2017