After getting approval from several expert groups, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends the following Reference immunization Opens New Window schedules:
- Children ages newborn to 6 years (What is a Reference PDF Opens New Window document?)
- Children ages 7 years to 18 years (What is a Reference PDF Opens New Window document?)
- Children ages 4 months to 18 years who missed getting some immunizations (What is a Reference PDF Opens New Window document?)
- Adults ages 19 years and older (What is a Reference PDF Opens New Window document?)
Each year, the CDC reviews the immunization schedules for children and adults and makes new ones as needed.
To see what vaccines are needed for children who got some shots in Mexico but now get shots in the U.S., go to the CDC website at www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/downloads/child/binational-schedule-pr.pdf.
Note: Throughout the year, the CDC may update its recommendations or make new ones. For the most current information on each immunization, go to www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd-vac/default.htm.
For more information, see the topic Reference Immunizations.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference February 16, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference John Pope, MD - Pediatrics
Reference William Atkinson, MD, MPH - Public Health and Preventive Medicine