The U.S. Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the American Academy of Family Physicians recommend that your child receives certain immunizations to prevent or lessen the impact of disease and illness. Childhood immunizations and adolescent immunizations can differ based on age.
A pediatric patient receives her scheduled immunization to help prevent disease.
Immunizing your child is one of the most important things you can do to prevent certain diseases. Before vaccines were available, many children died or were disabled by diseases we can now prevent.
At NorthShore, we follow the immunization schedule as outlined by the Centers for Disease Control, Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.
To help you better keep track of when your child should receive recommended immunizations, view the charts below:
NorthShore understands that you may have questions when it comes to the safety or timing of immunizations for your child. Parents are encouraged to talk with their pediatrician about any concerns before deciding against a recommended immunization.
Vaccines in the U.S. are very safe and are studied extensively before used in the general population. Visit our resources page to read about the vaccines, the diseases they prevent, their safety and other relevant topics.