Vaccine Schedules

by in Vaccine Education January 12, 2014

    CDC Vaccine Schedule

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    CDC Catch- Up Vaccine Schedule

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    Dr. Sears Alternative Vaccine Schedule

    If you plan on using this schedule, I recommend you read his book, first.

    2 months

    • Rotavirus
    • DTaP

    3 months

    • PCV
    • Hib

    4 months

    • Rotavirus (second dose)
    • DTaP (second dose)

    5 months

    • PCV (second dose)
    • Hib (second dose)

    6 months

    • Rotavirus (third dose)
    • DTaP (third dose)

    7 months

    • PCV (third dose)
    • Hib (third dose)

    9 months

    • Polio
    • Influenza (and given every year until at least 19 years old)

    12 months

    • Polio (second dose)
    • Mumps (separated from MMR)

    15 months

    • PCV (fourth dose)
    • Hib (fourth dose)

    18 months

    • DTaP (fourth dose)
    • Varicella

    2 years

    • Rubella (separated from MMR)
    • Polio (third dose)

    2 1/2 years

    • Hep B
    • Hep A

    3 1/2 years

    • Hep B (second dose)
    • Measles (separated from MMR)

    4 years

    • DTaP (fifth dose)
    • Polio (fourth dose)

    5 years

    • MMR (second dose of each vaccine)

    6 years

    • Varicella (second dose)

    12 years

    • HPV

    12 years, 2 months

    • HPV (second dose)


    13 years

    • HPV (third dose)
    • MCV4

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    Dr. Sears Delayed Alternative Vaccine Schedules

    If you plan on using this schedule, I recommend you read his book, first.

    If waiting until 6 months of age:

    • 6 months: DTaP
    • 7 months: Pc, HIB
    • 8 months: DTaP
    • 9 months: Pc, HIB
    • 10 months: DTaP, Polio
    • Follow regular Alternate Vaccine Schedule after this (see above).

    Starting vaccines at twelve months:

    • 12 months: DTaP, Polio
    • 13 months: Pc, HIB
    • 14 months: DTaP, Polio
    • 15 months: Pc, HIB
    • 18 months: DTaP, Polio
    • 20 months: MMR
    • Follow regular Alternate Vaccine Schedule after this (see above).

    Starting vaccines at two years:

    • 24 months: DTaP, Polio
    • 25 months: Pc, HIB
    • 26 months: DTaP, Polio
    • 28 months: MMR
    • 30 months: DTaP
    • 34 months: Chickenpox
    • 36 months: Hep B
    • 37 months: Hep B
    • 42 months: Hep B
    • Follow regular Alternate Vaccine Schedule after this (see above).

    (Side note:  If giving vaccines around flu season and would like to work in the flu shots, Dr. Sears recommends giving the flu shot at least one month away from other vaccines.)

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    Vaccine Schedule Resources

    1. Sears, Robert W. (2011-10-26). The Vaccine Book: Making the Right Decision for Your Child (Sears Parenting Library). Little, Brown and Company. Kindle Edition.
    2. www.cdc.gov

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    Reviewed/Updated: 06/19
    Content Created: 03/14

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