The following is a guideline of what immunizations will be given at each well child visit:

  • Birth: Hep B #1
  • 1 Month: Hep B #2
  • 2 Months: Pentacel (DTap, HiB, IPV), Prevnar, Rotateq
  • 4 Months: Pentacel (DTap, HiB, IPV), Prevnar, Rotateq
  • 6 Months: Pentacel (DTap, HiB, IPV), Prevnar, Rotateq
  • 9 Months: Hep B #3
  • 12 Months: Prevnar
  • 15 Months: Dtap, MMR #1, Varivax #1
  • 18 Months-2 years: Hep A #1
  • 3 Years - 4 Years: Varivax #2, Hep A #2
  • 4 Years: Dtap, IPV, MMR
  • 11 Years: Adacel, Menactra, Gardasil

Check with your doctor or nurse to make sure your baby is receiving all vaccinations on schedule. Many times the vaccines are combined to reduce the number of injections. Be sure you ask for a record card with the dates of your baby's vaccinations; bring this with you to every visit.

Here's a list of the diseases your baby will be protected against:

HepB: hepatitis B, a serious liver disease

DtaP: Diptheria, tetanus (lockjaw), and pertussis (whooping cough)

PCV: pneumococcal conjugate vaccine protects against a serious blood, lung, and brain infection

Hib: Haemophilus influenza type b, a serious brain, throat, and blood infection

Polio: polio, a serious paralyzing disease

Rv: rotavirus infection, a serious diarrheal disease

Influenza: a serious lung infection

MMR: measles, mumps, and rubella

HepA: hepatitis A, a serious liver disease

Chickenpox: also called varicella

Flu: All children between the ages of 6 and 59 months should receive vaccination for influenza in the fall of each year. First-time vaccines should receive 2 doses, separated by at least 4 weeks.

Children between the ages of 11 to 19 also need to be vaccinated against serious diseases. Many people think they are done with their vaccinations by that age but there are millions of people between the ages of 11 and 19 who need vaccinations to prevent whooping cough, tetanus, diptheria, hepatits B, hepatits A, chickenpox, measles, mumps, ruebella, polio, influenza, meningococcal disease, pneumococcal disease, and human papillomavirus infection.

Hepatitis B (Hep B) You need a series of doses of hepatitis B vaccine if you have not already received them

Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) Check with your healthcare provider to make sure you've had two doses of MMR