By keeping you and your family's immunizations up-to-date, you are taking an active role in the fight against preventable diseases.
The following immunization schedules for children, adolescents and adults are from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). These schedules and immunizations are based on the Advisory Committee Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendations.
Birth to Adolescent
The CDC's recommended immunization schedule is designed to protect infants and children early in life, when they are most vulnerable and before they are exposed to potentially life-threatening diseases. Your doctor can determine which vaccinations your child needs and whether or not to set up a "catch-up" schedule.
You never outgrow the need for vaccines. The specific immunizations you need as an adult are determined by factors such as your age, lifestyle, high-risk conditions, type and locations of travel, and previous immunizations.
Monitoring health problems after vaccination is essential to ensure the United States continues to have the safest, most effective vaccine supply in history. Learn more about vaccine safety from CDC.
Last review date: February 7, 2017