Sure Shots: Your 18-Month Vaccine Timeline

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Hib (haemophilus influenzae type b)

Why Before the vaccine was introduced in 1987, Hib disease was a leading cause of meningitis, usually striking kids younger than 5, and was responsible for more than 400 deaths every year in the United States. Thanks to the vaccine, pediatricians today see fewer than 50 cases of Hib annually.
When 2 months, 4 months, 6 months, 12 to 15 months
Common Side Effects Pain, redness, and tenderness at the injection site; mild fever

Pneumococcal

Why Pneumococcal disease is a bacterial infection that can cause blood infections (sepsis), pneumonia, and meningitis. Before kids started getting vaccinated 10 years ago, thousands suffered permanent hearing or vision loss or died due to pneumococcal disease.
When 2 months, 4 months, 6 months, 12 to 15 months
Common Side Effects Pain, redness, and tenderness at the injection site; mild fever

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