Vaccine Information Statements
In the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other national organizations advise people about which Reference immunizations Opens New Window they should get and when. Reference Immunization schedules are for healthy children, teens, and adults as well as for people who have health problems and other circumstances, including pregnancy, asthma, or diabetes. To see or print a list of recommended immunizations based on your age, past immunization history, and other factors, see the CDC immunization schedules at www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/index.html.
Children and teens in the United States usually need proof that all their immunizations are up-to-date before they can start school or day care. Also, students of any age entering college usually need to have a written record showing that their immunizations are up-to-date.
For more information on when to get vaccines, see the topic Reference Immunizations.
The CDC may recommend certain immunizations for people who are going to travel to a foreign country. For more information, see the topic Reference Travel Health.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference August 20, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference John Pope, MD - Pediatrics
Reference William Atkinson, MD, MPH - Public Health and Preventive Medicine