The Hows and Whys of Baby Vaccines

Schedule for Vaccines, 0-4 Years

Hepatitis B

Dose 1: Birth

Dose 2: 1-2 months

Dose 3: 6-18 months

DTaP (diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis)

Dose 1: 2 months

Dose 2: 4 months

Dose 3: 6 months

Dose 4: 15-18 months

Dose 5: 4-6 years

Hib

Dose 1: 2 months

Dose 2: 4 months

Dose 3: 6 months

Dose 4: 12-15 months

Varicella (chickenpox)

Dose 1: 12-15 months

Dose 2: 4-6 years

Hepatitis A

Dose 1: 12-23 months

Dose 2: 6 months after first dose

Rotavirus

Dose 1: 2 months

Dose 2: 4 months

Dose 3: 6 months

Pneumococcus

Dose 1: 2 months

Dose 2: 4 months

Dose 3: 6 months

Dose 4: 12-15 months

IPV (polio)

Dose 1: 2 months

Dose 2: 4 months

Dose 3: 6 months

Dose 4: 4-6 years

Influenza

Dose 1: 6 months

Dose 2: 4 weeks after first dose

Once per year, 1-5 years

MMR (measles, mumps, rubella)

Dose 1: 12-15 months

Dose 2: 4-6 years

Originally published in American Baby magazine.Updated 2010. Reviewed and updated in 2012.

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