Immunization Schedule - KidsHealth

In 1900, the was the only one administered to children. By the early 1950s, children routinely received three vaccines, for protection against , , and , and as many as five shots by two years of age. Since the mid-1980s, many vaccines have been added to the schedule. As of 2009, the US (CDC) now recommends against at least fourteen diseases. By two years of age, U.S. children receive as many as 24 vaccine injections, and might receive up to five shots during one visit to the doctor. The use of combination vaccine products means that, as of 2013, the 's immunization program consists of 9 injections by the age of two, rather than 22 if vaccination for each disease was given as a separate injection.

disease; 16 through 18 years old are the preferred ages for vaccination.

Available data suggest that protection from meningococcal conjugate vaccines decreases in many teens within 5 years, which highlights the importance of the 16-year-old booster dose so that teens maintain protection during the ages when they are most at risk for meningococcal disease. Early data on serogroup B meningococcal vaccines suggest that protective antibodies also decrease fairly quickly after vaccination.

It can be given as early as age 9

The CDC recommends the following vaccinations for adults ages 19-26: Tdap: protects against tetanus-diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough). Vaccinating horses across a span of ages doesn’t have to be a complicated process. All it takes is some communication between you and your veterinarian. Photo: Kevin Thompson/The Horse n a herd of various-aged horses, vaccinating is rarely a one-size-fits-all endeavor. Imagine: Adult horse Patches is recovering from an illness and has a busy show season ahead; broodmare Sunny and her young filly are heading off to the breeding shed for a date with mom’s next suitor; and ol’ Dobbin is enjoying his golden years at home, despite an equine Cushing’s disease diagnosis.

Immunization Schedules for Children in Easy-to-read Formats | CDC

There is a range of acceptable ages for many vaccines. A child's doctor can provide specific recommendations, which may vary depending on the child's known health conditions and other circumstances. Often, combination vaccines are used, so that children receive fewer injections. If children have not been vaccinated according to the schedule, catch-up vaccinations are recommended, and parents should contact a doctor or health department clinic to find out how to catch up. Parents should report any side effects after vaccinations to their child's doctor.

2017 Recommended Immunizations for Children from Birth Through

Children should receive routine vaccination for hepatitis A virus; hepatitis B virus; diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis; Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib); human papillomavirus; influenza; MMR; Neisseria meningitidis; polio; rotavirus; Streptococcus pneumoniae; and varicella. In order to complete vaccine series before travel, vaccine doses can be administered at the minimum intervals. Parents should be informed that infants and children who have not received all recommended doses might not be fully protected. Rotavirus vaccine is unique among the routine vaccines given to US infants because it has maximum ages for the first and last doses; specific consideration should be given to the timing of an infant’s travel so that the infant will still be able to receive the vaccine series, if at all possible.