Immunization is essential for the health of your kid. Over the centuries, the medical community has been able to manufacture vaccines for many deadly diseases. These vaccines are crucial in reducing the mortality rate and the infant mortality rate. In this article, we’ll be outlining the recommended vaccination for kids aged 0 to 6. If the official article from the CDC is a little complicated, here is a simple, easy-to-read version. After reading this, we hope that you will be able to return to the article written by the CDC with a little more understanding. Let’s begin.

Schedule of Immunizations Recommended for Kids by the CDC

  1. At Birth – There is only one vaccine your baby can get at birth, and that is the HepB vaccine. This vaccine is used to prevent Hepatitis B. The first dose of the vaccine can be administered at birth. The second dose can be administered during the 1st and 2nd months while the 3rd dose can be administered between 6-18 months of age.
  1. Rotavirus – The first dose of the vaccine for the rotavirus or RV is received at 2 months of age, while the second dose is received at 4 months of age. Depending on the vaccine selected, there are either 2 or 3 doses. RV1 (Rotarix) has 2 doses while RV5 (RotaTeq) has 3 doses. The 3rd dose for RV5 is taken at 6 months of age.
  1. Diphtheria, tetanus, and acellular pertussis (DTaP) – DTaP has five doses. The first is received at 2 months, the second is received at 4 months, the third is received at 6 months, the fourth is received at 15-18 months, and the 5th is received between the ages of 4 and 6.
  1. Haemophilus influenzae Type B (Hib) – This has four doses. The first dose is received at 2 months, the second dose is received at 4 months, the third dose is received at 6 months, and the fourth dose is received between 12-15 months of age.
  1. Pneumococcal Conjugate (PCV13) – This has 4 doses. The first dose is received at 2 months, the second dose is received at 4 months, the third dose is received at 6 months, and the fourth dose is received between 12-15 months of age.
  1. Inactivated Poliovirus (IPV) – This has four doses. The first dose is received at 2 months, the second dose is received at 4 months, the third dose is received between 6 -18 months of age, and the last dose is received between the ages of 4 and 6.
  1. Influenza (IIV) – This has one or two doses that are to be administered yearly.
  1. MMR/Measles, Mumps, Rubella – This has two doses. The first dose is received at 12-15 months, and the second dose is received at 4-6 years. Children above the age of 12 should not receive the MMR vaccine.
  1. Varicella (VAR) – This has two doses. The first dose is received at 12-15 months, and the second dose is received at 4-6 years.
  1. Hepatitis A (HepA) – ┬áThis has two doses received between 12-23 months. There must be a minimum interval of 6 months between the doses.

More Information About Immunizations Recommended for Kids

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