What Are the Recommended Immunizations for Children?

What Are the Recommended Immunizations for Children?

Recommended vaccinations for babies from birth to age 15 months include hepatitis B, rotavirus, diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis, and influenza type B vaccines, according to Vaccines.gov. Others include pneumonia, polio, varicella, hepatitis A and meningitis. Additionally, a combination measles, mumps and rubella vaccine is standard for babies this age.

From age 18 months to 18 years, children receive a schedule of additional doses or booster doses for these vaccines, reports Vaccines.gov. In addition, children age 11 to 12 may receive vaccination against human papillomavirus, or HPV, given in a three-dose series. Vaccines.gov offers a complete immunization schedule in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.