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2011 Recommended Immunizations for Children from Birth Through 6 Years Old

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HepB RV DTaP Hib PCV IPV RV DTaP Hib PCV IPV RV DTaP Hib PCV

HepB DTaP Hib PCV IPV Influenza (Yearly)* MMR MMR


Varicella
IPV DTaP

Shaded boxes indicate the vaccine can be given during shown age range.

Varicella HepA, 2 doses


FOOTnOTes HepA vaccination is recommended for high-risk children older than 2 years. Children with certain medical conditions may also need a dose of meningococcal vaccine (MCV4) and pneumococcal vaccine (PPSV). HepA vaccination may be administered to any child older than 2 years for whom immunity is desired. See vaccine-specific recommendations at http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/ACIP-list.htm. * Two doses given at least four weeks apart are recommended for children aged 6 months through 8 years of age who are getting a flu vaccine for the first time. Children who only got one dose in their first year of vaccination should get two doses the following year.

nOTe: If your child misses a shot, you dont need to start over, just go back to your childs doctor for the next shot. The doctor will keep your child upto-date on vaccinations. Talk with your doctor if you have questions.

See back page for more information on vaccinepreventable diseases and the vaccines that prevent them.

For more information, call toll free 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636) or visit http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines

Vaccine-Preventable Diseases and the Vaccines that Prevent Them


Disease
Chickenpox Diphtheria Hib HepA HepB Flu Measles Mumps Pertussis Polio Pneumococcal Rotavirus Rubella Tetanus

Vaccine
DTaP* vaccine protects against diphtheria. Hib vaccine protects against Haemophilus influenzae type b.

Disease spread by Disease symptoms


Rash, tiredness, headache, fever Sore throat, mild fever, weakness, swollen glands in neck May be no symptoms unless bacteria enter the blood May be no symptoms, fever, stomach pain, loss of appetite, fatigue, vomiting, jaundice (yellowing of skin and eyes), dark urine May be no symptoms, fever, headache, weakness, vomiting, jaundice (yellowing of skin and eyes), joint pain Fever, muscle pain, sore throat, cough, extreme fatigue Rash, fever, cough, runny nose, pinkeye Air, direct contact

Disease complications
Infected blisters, bleeding disorders, encephalitis (brain swelling), pneumonia (infection in the lungs) Swelling of the heart muscle, heart failure, coma, paralysis, death Meningitis (infection of the covering around the brain and spinal cord), mental retardation, epiglottis (life threatening infection that can block the windpipe and lead to serious breathing problems) and pneumonia (infection in the lungs), death Liver failure Chronic liver infection, liver failure, liver cancer Pneumonia (infection in the lungs)

Varicella vaccine protects against chickenpox. Air, direct contact

Air, direct contact

HepA vaccine protects against hepatitis A. HepB vaccine protects against hepatitis B. Flu vaccine protects against influenza. MMR** vaccine protects against measles. MMR**vaccine protects against mumps. DTaP* vaccine protects against pertussis (whooping cough). IPV vaccine protects against polio. PCV vaccine protects against pneumococcus. RV vaccine protects against rotavirus. MMR** vaccine protects against rubella. DTaP* vaccine protects against tetanus.

Personal contact, contaminated food or water Contact with blood or body fluids Air, direct contact Air, direct contact Air, direct contact Air, direct contact Through the mouth Air, direct contact Through the mouth Air, direct contact Exposure through cuts in skin

Encephalitis (brain swelling), pneumonia (infection in the lungs), death Meningitis (infection of the covering around the brain Swollen salivary glands (under the jaw), fever, and spinal cord) , encephalitis (brain swelling), inflam headache, tiredness, muscle pain mation of testicles or ovaries, deafness Severe cough, runny nose, apnea (a pause in Pneumonia (infection in the lungs), death breathing in infants) May be no symptoms, sore throat, fever, Paralysis, death nausea, headache May be no symptoms, pneumonia (infection Bacteremia (blood infection), meningitis (infection of in the lungs) the covering around the brain and spinal cord), death Diarrhea, fever, vomiting Severe diarrhea, dehydration Children infected with rubella virus sometimes Very serious in pregnant womencan lead to miscar have a rash, fever, and swollen lymph nodes. riage, stillbirth, premature delivery, and birth defects Stiffness in neck and abdominal muscles, Broken bones, breathing difficulty, death difficulty swallowing, muscle spasms, fever

* DTaP is a combination vaccine that protects against diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis.
** MMR is a combination vaccine that protects against measles, mumps, and rubella.

Last updated on 4/26/2011 CS220486-B