Immunization Schedules

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Topic Overview

After getting approval from several expert groups, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends the following immunization schedules:

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

Note: Throughout the year, the CDC may update its recommendations or make new ones. For the most current information on each immunization, go to

For a form you can use to track your child's immunizations, see the childhood immunization record(What is a PDF document?).

For more information, see the topic Immunizations.


ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerJohn Pope, MD - Pediatrics
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerWilliam Atkinson, MD, MPH -

Current as ofFebruary 20, 2015