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Immunization Schedules


Easy-to-read immunization Schedules for everyone
These schedules list the age or age range when each vaccine or series of shots is recommended.

  • Infants and Children (birth through 6 years old) - CDC
    The recommended immunization schedule is designed to protect infants and children early in life, when they are most vulnerable and before they are exposed to potentially life-threatening diseases.

  • Preteens & Teens (7 through 18 years old)- CDC
    The recommended immunization schedules list the age or age range when each vaccine or series of shots is recommended. If your preteen or teen (age 7 through 18 years old) has missed any shots, check with the doctor about getting back on track.

  • Adults (19 years and older) - CDC
    You never outgrow the need for vaccines. The specific immunizations you need as an adult are determined by factors such as your age, lifestyle, high-risk conditions, type and locations of travel, and previous immunizations.

Easy-to-read immunization Schedules for everyone
These schedules list the age or age range when each vaccine or series of shots is recommended.

  • Birth-18Years and Catch-up Versions -CDC
    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.

  • Adult Version -CDC
    Each year, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices(ACIP) approves immunization schedules recommended for persons living in the United States. The adult immunization schedule provides a summary of ACIP recommendations on the use of licensed vaccines routinely recommended for adults aged 19 years or older.

About the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) comprises medical and public health experts who develop recommendations on the use of vaccines in the civilian population of the United States. The recommendations stand as public health guidance for safe use of vaccines and related biological products.
For more information, visit the ACIP homepage.