Immunizations (Shots) Schedules

Vaccines (shots) can protect your child from diseases than can cause severe problems. Just take a look:

  • Measles can cause ear infections, lung problems and even death.
  • Mumps can cause sore joints, inflamed heart and even sterility.
  • Rubella can cause deafness or retardation.
  • Diphtheria can cause heart and kidney failure.
  • Tetanus can cause lockjaw and muscle spasms.
  • Pertussis can cause long-lasting infection.

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)* off-site link recommends the following immunization schedules for your children:

Vaccines/Schedules for Children

*The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) policy statement published in the February 2012 Pediatrics (published online Feb. 1), includes updated schedules for children ages 0-6, ages 7-18 and a catch-up schedule for children with late or incomplete immunizations. The schedule reflects current recommendations for use of FDA-licensed vaccines, and has been approved by the AAP, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the American Academy of Family Physicians.