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)

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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.  Also view this vaccine assessment tool in Spanish.

Once you know which vaccines your child needs, keep track with CDC’s Immunization Tracker. Print out the Milestones Trackerpdf icon, 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 Trackerpdf icon

Page last reviewed: January 14, 2019