New Vaccination Schedule From The AAP

If you vaccinate your children you may want to discuss with your pediatrician the new vaccine schedule put out today by the American Academy of Pediatrics. This new immunization schedule has also been approved by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the American Academy of Family Physicians. You will find the schedule below.

The AAP noticed that in the past few years parents are starting to take on their own vacination schedules, usually called a delayed schedule so they wanted to make one that is easier to follow for parents.  This new schedule is not a delayed schedule and if you follow it exactly it will help protect children from the following 16 diseases -
Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), Haemophilus influenzae type b (can cause meningitis, arthritis, pneumonia), Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Human papillomavirus (HPV), Influenza (flu), measles, mumps, rubella (German measles), meningococcal (can cause meningitis, sepsis), pneumococcal (incl. ear infections, pneumonia, meningitis), Poliomyelitis (polio), rotavirus, and varicella (chickenpox).

This new schedule will follow your child all the way from birth to 18 years of age. New columns in the schedule have been added at 4 to 6 years and at 11 to 12 years of age to highlight school entry and adolescent vaccine age group recommendations.

*The parent-friendly vaccine schedule for children and adolescents is available at

*An adult immunization schedule also is published in February of each year and is available at
Here is the schedule and information from
the CDC's Vaccine page. 

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