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After getting approval from several expert groups, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends the following immunization schedules:
- Childhood Immunization Schedule: Ages 0 to 6 Years (What is a PDF document?)
- Childhood Immunization Schedule: Ages 7 to 18 Years (What is a PDF document?)
- Children ages 4 months to 18 years who missed getting some immunizations (What is a PDF document?)
- Adults ages 19 years and older (What is a PDF document?)
Each year, the CDC reviews the immunization schedules for children and adults and makes new ones as needed.
To see what vaccines are needed for children who got some shots in Mexico but now get shots in the U.S., go to the CDC website at www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/hcp/child-adolescent.html#binational.
Note: Throughout the year, the CDC may update its recommendations or make new ones. For the most current information on each immunization, go to www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd-vac/default.htm.
For more information, see the topic Immunizations.
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Primary Medical Reviewer John Pope, MD - Pediatrics
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer William Atkinson, MD, MPH -
Current as ofFebruary 9, 2016