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How do you find the recommended child vaccination schedule chart?

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers free up-to-date immunization schedules for children in a variety of formats, including laminated signs, colored PDFs and an easy-to-read schedule for parents that can be downloaded onto any tablet, computer or smartphone. It even offers a downloadable schedule that is automatically updated whenever it is changed, allowing health care personnel to display the most up-to-date information in their offices at all times, explains the CDC.

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The immunization schedules offered by the CDC have been developed by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices and approved by the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, according to the CDC. Their vaccination schedules for children cover individuals from birth to age 18. The most recent changes to the vaccination schedules in 2015 concern new recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices about vaccinations against human papillomavirus, which are highly recommended for both boys and girls age 11 or 12. The CDC states that its current immunization schedules do not reflect these new recommendations, but they should be incorporated into the schedules as of February 2016.

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices meets three times a year to discuss best vaccination practices, and is composed of a panel of experts in the field of immunology. These meetings are open to the public, notes the CDC.

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