Parents

I Vaccinate helps parents protect their children from vaccine-preventable diseases by providing credible information and tools.

I Vaccinate highlights that medical consensus exists—vaccines are safe and effective at preventing disease and they protect entire communities from outbreaks. When 90-95 percent of a community is protected, it is nearly impossible for a vaccine-preventable disease to spread.

When a person is vaccinated, they prevent diseases from spreading to others in the community, including:

The I Vaccinate campaign aims to create a positive conversation surrounding vaccines and the reasons why most parents choose to fully vaccinate.

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Vaccine-Preventable Diseases and When to Protect Against Them

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At birth, your child should be vaccinated against:

Hepatitis B

Vaccine: HepB vaccine protects against hepatitis B


Spread by: Contact with blood or body fluids


Symptoms: May be no symptoms, fever, headache, weakness, vomiting, jaundice (yellowing of skin and eyes), joint pain


Complications: Chronic liver infection, liver failure, liver cancer (infection in the lungs)

The content of this website is provided for reference and educational purposes only. This website does not provide medical advice. Always consult with a medical care provider. This information was compiled using the CDC Child and Adolescent and Adult Immunization Schedules. Individuals in high-risk groups and those requiring catch-up immunizations may have additional considerations. Please visit this site for more detailed information.

* DTaP combines protection against diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis.
** MMR combines protection against measles, mumps, and rubella.

At 1 month old, your child should be vaccinated against:

Hepatitis B

Vaccine: HepB vaccine protects against hepatitis B


Spread by: Contact with blood or body fluids


Symptoms: May be no symptoms, fever, headache, weakness, vomiting, jaundice (yellowing of skin and eyes), joint pain


Complications: Chronic liver infection, liver failure, liver cancer (infection in the lungs)

The content of this website is provided for reference and educational purposes only. This website does not provide medical advice. Always consult with a medical care provider. This information was compiled using the CDC Child and Adolescent and Adult Immunization Schedules. Individuals in high-risk groups and those requiring catch-up immunizations may have additional considerations. Please visit this site for more detailed information.

* DTaP combines protection against diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis.
** MMR combines protection against measles, mumps, and rubella.

At 2 months old, your child should be vaccinated against:

Hepatitis B

Vaccine: HepB vaccine protects against hepatitis B


Spread by: Contact with blood or body fluids


Symptoms: May be no symptoms, fever, headache, weakness, vomiting, jaundice (yellowing of skin and eyes), joint pain


Complications: Chronic liver infection, liver failure, liver cancer (infection in the lungs)

Rotavirus

Vaccine: RV vaccine protects against rotavirus.


Spread by: Through the mouth


Symptoms: Diarrhea, fever, vomiting


Complications: Severe diarrhea, dehydration

Diphtheria

Vaccine: DTaP* vaccine protects against diphtheria.


Spread by: Air, direct contact


Symptoms: Sore throat, mild fever, weakness, swollen glands in neck


Complications: Swelling of the heart muscle, heart failure, coma, paralysis, death

Pertussis

Vaccine: DTaP* vaccine protects against pertussis (whooping cough).


Spread by: Air, direct contact


Symptoms: Severe cough, runny nose, apnea (a pause in breathing in infants)


Complications: Pneumonia (infection in the lungs), death

Tetanus

Vaccine: DTaP* vaccine protects against tetanus.


Spread by: Exposure through cuts in skin


Symptoms: Stiffness in neck and abdominal muscles, difficulty swallowing, muscle spasms, fever


Complications: Broken bones, breathing difficulty, death

Hib

Vaccine: Hib vaccine protects against Haemophilus influenzae type b.


Spread by: Air, direct contact


Symptoms: May be no symptoms unless bacteria enter the blood


Complications: Meningitis (infection of the covering around the brain and spinal cord), intellectual disability, epiglottitis (life-threatening infection that can block the windpipe and lead to serious breathing problems), pneumonia (infection in the lungs), death

Pneumococcal

Vaccine: PCV13 vaccine protects against pneumococcus.


Spread by: Air, direct contact


Symptoms: May be no symptoms, pneumonia (infection in the lungs)


Complications: Bacteremia (blood infection), meningitis (infection of the covering around the brain and spinal cord), death

Polio

Vaccine: IPV vaccine protects against polio.


Spread by: Air, direct contact, through the mouth


Symptoms: May be no symptoms, sore throat, fever, nausea, headache


Complications: Paralysis, death

The content of this website is provided for reference and educational purposes only. This website does not provide medical advice. Always consult with a medical care provider. This information was compiled using the CDC Child and Adolescent and Adult Immunization Schedules. Individuals in high-risk groups and those requiring catch-up immunizations may have additional considerations. Please visit this site for more detailed information.

* DTaP combines protection against diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis.
** MMR combines protection against measles, mumps, and rubella.

At 4 months old, your child should be vaccinated against:

Rotavirus

Vaccine: RV vaccine protects against rotavirus.


Spread by: Through the mouth


Symptoms: Diarrhea, fever, vomiting


Complications: Severe diarrhea, dehydration

Diphtheria

Vaccine: DTaP* vaccine protects against diphtheria.


Spread by: Air, direct contact


Symptoms: Sore throat, mild fever, weakness, swollen glands in neck


Complications: Swelling of the heart muscle, heart failure, coma, paralysis, death

Pertussis

Vaccine: DTaP* vaccine protects against pertussis (whooping cough).


Spread by: Air, direct contact


Symptoms: Severe cough, runny nose, apnea (a pause in breathing in infants)


Complications: Pneumonia (infection in the lungs), death

Tetanus

Vaccine: DTaP* vaccine protects against tetanus.


Spread by: Exposure through cuts in skin


Symptoms: Stiffness in neck and abdominal muscles, difficulty swallowing, muscle spasms, fever


Complications: Broken bones, breathing difficulty, death

Hib

Vaccine: Hib vaccine protects against Haemophilus influenzae type b.


Spread by: Air, direct contact


Symptoms: May be no symptoms unless bacteria enter the blood


Complications: Meningitis (infection of the covering around the brain and spinal cord), intellectual disability, epiglottitis (life-threatening infection that can block the windpipe and lead to serious breathing problems), pneumonia (infection in the lungs), death

Pneumococcal

Vaccine: PCV13 vaccine protects against pneumococcus.


Spread by: Air, direct contact


Symptoms: May be no symptoms, pneumonia (infection in the lungs)


Complications: Bacteremia (blood infection), meningitis (infection of the covering around the brain and spinal cord), death

Polio

Vaccine: IPV vaccine protects against polio.


Spread by: Air, direct contact, through the mouth


Symptoms: May be no symptoms, sore throat, fever, nausea, headache


Complications: Paralysis, death

The content of this website is provided for reference and educational purposes only. This website does not provide medical advice. Always consult with a medical care provider. This information was compiled using the CDC Child and Adolescent and Adult Immunization Schedules. Individuals in high-risk groups and those requiring catch-up immunizations may have additional considerations. Please visit this site for more detailed information.

* DTaP combines protection against diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis.
** MMR combines protection against measles, mumps, and rubella.

At 6 – 9 months old, your child should be vaccinated against:

COVID-19

Vaccine: COVID-19 vaccine protects against the SARS-CoV-2 infection. COVID-19 vaccines are recommended for use within the scope of the Emergency Use Authorization or Biologics License Application for the particular vaccine. ACIP recommendations for the use of COVID-19 vaccines can be found at www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/acip-recs/vacc-specific/covid-19.html.


Spread by: Person-to-person transmission by droplets, airborne transmission and surface transmission


Symptoms: May be no symptoms, fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, chest pain, rash


Complications: Pneumonia and trouble breathing, organ failure in several organs, heart problems, acute respiratory distress syndrome, blood clots, acute kidney injury, additional viral and bacterial infections, death.

Hepatitis B

Vaccine: HepB vaccine protects against hepatitis B


Spread by: Contact with blood or body fluids


Symptoms: May be no symptoms, fever, headache, weakness, vomiting, jaundice (yellowing of skin and eyes), joint pain


Complications: Chronic liver infection, liver failure, liver cancer (infection in the lungs)

Rotavirus

Vaccine: RV vaccine protects against rotavirus.


Spread by: Through the mouth


Symptoms: Diarrhea, fever, vomiting


Complications: Severe diarrhea, dehydration

Diphtheria

Vaccine: DTaP* vaccine protects against diphtheria.


Spread by: Air, direct contact


Symptoms: Sore throat, mild fever, weakness, swollen glands in neck


Complications: Swelling of the heart muscle, heart failure, coma, paralysis, death

Pertussis

Vaccine: DTaP* vaccine protects against pertussis (whooping cough).


Spread by: Air, direct contact


Symptoms: Severe cough, runny nose, apnea (a pause in breathing in infants)


Complications: Pneumonia (infection in the lungs), death

Tetanus

Vaccine: DTaP* vaccine protects against tetanus.


Spread by: Exposure through cuts in skin


Symptoms: Stiffness in neck and abdominal muscles, difficulty swallowing, muscle spasms, fever


Complications: Broken bones, breathing difficulty, death

Hib

Vaccine: Hib vaccine protects against Haemophilus influenzae type b.


Spread by: Air, direct contact


Symptoms: May be no symptoms unless bacteria enter the blood


Complications: Meningitis (infection of the covering around the brain and spinal cord), intellectual disability, epiglottitis (life-threatening infection that can block the windpipe and lead to serious breathing problems), pneumonia (infection in the lungs), death

Pneumococcal

Vaccine: PCV13 vaccine protects against pneumococcus.


Spread by: Air, direct contact


Symptoms: May be no symptoms, pneumonia (infection in the lungs)


Complications: Bacteremia (blood infection), meningitis (infection of the covering around the brain and spinal cord), death

Polio

Vaccine: IPV vaccine protects against polio.


Spread by: Air, direct contact, through the mouth


Symptoms: May be no symptoms, sore throat, fever, nausea, headache


Complications: Paralysis, death

Influenza (Flu)

Vaccine: Flu vaccine protects against influenza.


Spread by: Air, direct contact


Symptoms: Fever, muscle pain, sore throat, cough, extreme fatigue


Complications: Pneumonia (infection in the lungs)

The content of this website is provided for reference and educational purposes only. This website does not provide medical advice. Always consult with a medical care provider. This information was compiled using the CDC Child and Adolescent and Adult Immunization Schedules. Individuals in high-risk groups and those requiring catch-up immunizations may have additional considerations. Please visit this site for more detailed information.

* DTaP combines protection against diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis.
** MMR combines protection against measles, mumps, and rubella.

At 9 months old, your child should be vaccinated against:

Hepatitis B

Vaccine: HepB vaccine protects against hepatitis B


Spread by: Contact with blood or body fluids


Symptoms: May be no symptoms, fever, headache, weakness, vomiting, jaundice (yellowing of skin and eyes), joint pain


Complications: Chronic liver infection, liver failure, liver cancer (infection in the lungs)

Polio

Vaccine: IPV vaccine protects against polio.


Spread by: Air, direct contact, through the mouth


Symptoms: May be no symptoms, sore throat, fever, nausea, headache


Complications: Paralysis, death

Influenza (Flu)

Vaccine: Flu vaccine protects against influenza.


Spread by: Air, direct contact


Symptoms: Fever, muscle pain, sore throat, cough, extreme fatigue


Complications: Pneumonia (infection in the lungs)

The content of this website is provided for reference and educational purposes only. This website does not provide medical advice. Always consult with a medical care provider. This information was compiled using the CDC Child and Adolescent and Adult Immunization Schedules. Individuals in high-risk groups and those requiring catch-up immunizations may have additional considerations. Please visit this site for more detailed information.

* DTaP combines protection against diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis.
** MMR combines protection against measles, mumps, and rubella.

At 12 months old, your child should be vaccinated against:

COVID-19

Vaccine: COVID-19 vaccine protects against the SARS-CoV-2 infection. COVID-19 vaccines are recommended for use within the scope of the Emergency Use Authorization or Biologics License Application for the particular vaccine. ACIP recommendations for the use of COVID-19 vaccines can be found at www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/acip-recs/vacc-specific/covid-19.html.


Spread by: Person-to-person transmission by droplets, airborne transmission and surface transmission


Symptoms: May be no symptoms, fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, chest pain, rash


Complications: Pneumonia and trouble breathing, organ failure in several organs, heart problems, acute respiratory distress syndrome, blood clots, acute kidney injury, additional viral and bacterial infections, death.

Hepatitis B

Vaccine: HepB vaccine protects against hepatitis B


Spread by: Contact with blood or body fluids


Symptoms: May be no symptoms, fever, headache, weakness, vomiting, jaundice (yellowing of skin and eyes), joint pain


Complications: Chronic liver infection, liver failure, liver cancer (infection in the lungs)

Hib

Vaccine: Hib vaccine protects against Haemophilus influenzae type b.


Spread by: Air, direct contact


Symptoms: May be no symptoms unless bacteria enter the blood


Complications: Meningitis (infection of the covering around the brain and spinal cord), intellectual disability, epiglottitis (life-threatening infection that can block the windpipe and lead to serious breathing problems), pneumonia (infection in the lungs), death

Pneumococcal

Vaccine: PCV13 vaccine protects against pneumococcus.


Spread by: Air, direct contact


Symptoms: May be no symptoms, pneumonia (infection in the lungs)


Complications: Bacteremia (blood infection), meningitis (infection of the covering around the brain and spinal cord), death

Polio

Vaccine: IPV vaccine protects against polio.


Spread by: Air, direct contact, through the mouth


Symptoms: May be no symptoms, sore throat, fever, nausea, headache


Complications: Paralysis, death

Influenza (Flu)

Vaccine: Flu vaccine protects against influenza.


Spread by: Air, direct contact


Symptoms: Fever, muscle pain, sore throat, cough, extreme fatigue


Complications: Pneumonia (infection in the lungs)

Measles

Vaccine: MMR** vaccine protects against measles.


Spread by: Air, direct contact


Symptoms: Rash, fever, cough, runny nose, pink eye


Complications: Encephalitis (brain swelling), pneumonia (infection in the lungs), death (infection in the lungs)

Mumps

Vaccine: MMR**vaccine protects against mumps.


Spread by: Air, direct contact


Symptoms: Swollen salivary glands (under the jaw), fever, headache, tiredness, muscle pain


Complications: Meningitis (infection of the covering around the brain and spinal cord), encephalitis (brain swelling), inflammation of testicles or ovaries, deafness

Rubella

Vaccine: MMR** vaccine protects against rubella.


Spread by: Air, direct contact


Symptoms: Sometimes rash, fever, swollen lymph nodes


Complications: Very serious in pregnant women—can lead to miscarriage, stillbirth, premature delivery, birth defects

Chicken Pox

Vaccine: Varicella vaccine protects against chickenpox.


Spread by: Air, direct contact


Symptoms: Rash, tiredness, headache, fever


Complications: Infected blisters, bleeding disorders, encephalitis (brain swelling), pneumonia (infection in the lungs)

Hepatitis A

Vaccine: HepA vaccine protects against hepatitis A.


Spread by: Direct contact, contaminated food or water


Symptoms: May be no symptoms, fever, stomach pain, loss of appetite, fatigue, vomiting, jaundice (yellowing of skin and eyes), dark urine


Complications: Liver failure, arthralgia (joint pain), kidney, pancreatic, and blood disorders

The content of this website is provided for reference and educational purposes only. This website does not provide medical advice. Always consult with a medical care provider. This information was compiled using the CDC Child and Adolescent and Adult Immunization Schedules. Individuals in high-risk groups and those requiring catch-up immunizations may have additional considerations. Please visit this site for more detailed information.

* DTaP combines protection against diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis.
** MMR combines protection against measles, mumps, and rubella.

At 15 months old, your child should be vaccinated against:

COVID-19

Vaccine: COVID-19 vaccine protects against the SARS-CoV-2 infection. COVID-19 vaccines are recommended for use within the scope of the Emergency Use Authorization or Biologics License Application for the particular vaccine. ACIP recommendations for the use of COVID-19 vaccines can be found at www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/acip-recs/vacc-specific/covid-19.html.


Spread by: Person-to-person transmission by droplets, airborne transmission and surface transmission


Symptoms: May be no symptoms, fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, chest pain, rash


Complications: Pneumonia and trouble breathing, organ failure in several organs, heart problems, acute respiratory distress syndrome, blood clots, acute kidney injury, additional viral and bacterial infections, death.

Hepatitis B

Vaccine: HepB vaccine protects against hepatitis B


Spread by: Contact with blood or body fluids


Symptoms: May be no symptoms, fever, headache, weakness, vomiting, jaundice (yellowing of skin and eyes), joint pain


Complications: Chronic liver infection, liver failure, liver cancer (infection in the lungs)

Diphtheria

Vaccine: DTaP* vaccine protects against diphtheria.


Spread by: Air, direct contact


Symptoms: Sore throat, mild fever, weakness, swollen glands in neck


Complications: Swelling of the heart muscle, heart failure, coma, paralysis, death

Pertussis

Vaccine: DTaP* vaccine protects against pertussis (whooping cough).


Spread by: Air, direct contact


Symptoms: Severe cough, runny nose, apnea (a pause in breathing in infants)


Complications: Pneumonia (infection in the lungs), death

Tetanus

Vaccine: DTaP* vaccine protects against tetanus.


Spread by: Exposure through cuts in skin


Symptoms: Stiffness in neck and abdominal muscles, difficulty swallowing, muscle spasms, fever


Complications: Broken bones, breathing difficulty, death

Hib

Vaccine: Hib vaccine protects against Haemophilus influenzae type b.


Spread by: Air, direct contact


Symptoms: May be no symptoms unless bacteria enter the blood


Complications: Meningitis (infection of the covering around the brain and spinal cord), intellectual disability, epiglottitis (life-threatening infection that can block the windpipe and lead to serious breathing problems), pneumonia (infection in the lungs), death

Pneumococcal

Vaccine: PCV13 vaccine protects against pneumococcus.


Spread by: Air, direct contact


Symptoms: May be no symptoms, pneumonia (infection in the lungs)


Complications: Bacteremia (blood infection), meningitis (infection of the covering around the brain and spinal cord), death

Polio

Vaccine: IPV vaccine protects against polio.


Spread by: Air, direct contact, through the mouth


Symptoms: May be no symptoms, sore throat, fever, nausea, headache


Complications: Paralysis, death

Influenza (Flu)

Vaccine: Flu vaccine protects against influenza.


Spread by: Air, direct contact


Symptoms: Fever, muscle pain, sore throat, cough, extreme fatigue


Complications: Pneumonia (infection in the lungs)

Measles

Vaccine: MMR** vaccine protects against measles.


Spread by: Air, direct contact


Symptoms: Rash, fever, cough, runny nose, pink eye


Complications: Encephalitis (brain swelling), pneumonia (infection in the lungs), death (infection in the lungs)

Mumps

Vaccine: MMR**vaccine protects against mumps.


Spread by: Air, direct contact


Symptoms: Swollen salivary glands (under the jaw), fever, headache, tiredness, muscle pain


Complications: Meningitis (infection of the covering around the brain and spinal cord), encephalitis (brain swelling), inflammation of testicles or ovaries, deafness

Rubella

Vaccine: MMR** vaccine protects against rubella.


Spread by: Air, direct contact


Symptoms: Sometimes rash, fever, swollen lymph nodes


Complications: Very serious in pregnant women — can lead to miscarriage, stillbirth, premature delivery, birth defects

Chicken Pox

Vaccine: Varicella vaccine protects against chickenpox.


Spread by: Air, direct contact


Symptoms: Rash, tiredness, headache, fever


Complications: Infected blisters, bleeding disorders, encephalitis (brain swelling), pneumonia (infection in the lungs)

Hepatitis A

Vaccine: HepA vaccine protects against hepatitis A.


Spread by: Direct contact, contaminated food or water


Symptoms: May be no symptoms, fever, stomach pain, loss of appetite, fatigue, vomiting, jaundice (yellowing of skin and eyes), dark urine


Complications: Liver failure, arthralgia (joint pain), kidney, pancreatic, and blood disorders

The content of this website is provided for reference and educational purposes only. This website does not provide medical advice. Always consult with a medical care provider. This information was compiled using the CDC Child and Adolescent and Adult Immunization Schedules. Individuals in high-risk groups and those requiring catch-up immunizations may have additional considerations. Please visit this site for more detailed information.

* DTaP combines protection against diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis.
** MMR combines protection against measles, mumps, and rubella.

At 18 months old, your child should be vaccinated against:

COVID-19

Vaccine: COVID-19 vaccine protects against the SARS-CoV-2 infection. COVID-19 vaccines are recommended for use within the scope of the Emergency Use Authorization or Biologics License Application for the particular vaccine. ACIP recommendations for the use of COVID-19 vaccines can be found at www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/acip-recs/vacc-specific/covid-19.html.


Spread by: Person-to-person transmission by droplets, airborne transmission and surface transmission


Symptoms: May be no symptoms, fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, chest pain, rash


Complications: Pneumonia and trouble breathing, organ failure in several organs, heart problems, acute respiratory distress syndrome, blood clots, acute kidney injury, additional viral and bacterial infections, death.

Hepatitis B

Vaccine: HepB vaccine protects against hepatitis B


Spread by: Contact with blood or body fluids


Symptoms: May be no symptoms, fever, headache, weakness, vomiting, jaundice (yellowing of skin and eyes), joint pain


Complications: Chronic liver infection, liver failure, liver cancer (infection in the lungs)

Diphtheria

Vaccine: DTaP* vaccine protects against diphtheria.


Spread by: Air, direct contact


Symptoms: Sore throat, mild fever, weakness, swollen glands in neck


Complications: Swelling of the heart muscle, heart failure, coma, paralysis, death

Pertussis

Vaccine: DTaP* vaccine protects against pertussis (whooping cough).


Spread by: Air, direct contact


Symptoms: Severe cough, runny nose, apnea (a pause in breathing in infants)


Complications: Pneumonia (infection in the lungs), death

Tetanus

Vaccine: DTaP* vaccine protects against tetanus.


Spread by: Exposure through cuts in skin


Symptoms: Stiffness in neck and abdominal muscles, difficulty swallowing, muscle spasms, fever


Complications: Broken bones, breathing difficulty, death

Polio

Vaccine: IPV vaccine protects against polio.


Spread by: Air, direct contact, through the mouth


Symptoms: May be no symptoms, sore throat, fever, nausea, headache


Complications: Paralysis, death

Influenza (Flu)

Vaccine: Flu vaccine protects against influenza.


Spread by: Air, direct contact


Symptoms: Fever, muscle pain, sore throat, cough, extreme fatigue


Complications: Pneumonia (infection in the lungs)

Hepatitis A

Vaccine: HepA vaccine protects against hepatitis A.


Spread by: Direct contact, contaminated food or water


Symptoms: May be no symptoms, fever, stomach pain, loss of appetite, fatigue, vomiting, jaundice (yellowing of skin and eyes), dark urine


Complications: Liver failure, arthralgia (joint pain), kidney, pancreatic, and blood disorders

The content of this website is provided for reference and educational purposes only. This website does not provide medical advice. Always consult with a medical care provider. This information was compiled using the CDC Child and Adolescent and Adult Immunization Schedules. Individuals in high-risk groups and those requiring catch-up immunizations may have additional considerations. Please visit this site for more detailed information.

* DTaP combines protection against diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis.
** MMR combines protection against measles, mumps, and rubella.

At 19-23 months old, your child should be vaccinated against:

COVID-19

Vaccine: COVID-19 vaccine protects against the SARS-CoV-2 infection. COVID-19 vaccines are recommended for use within the scope of the Emergency Use Authorization or Biologics License Application for the particular vaccine. ACIP recommendations for the use of COVID-19 vaccines can be found at www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/acip-recs/vacc-specific/covid-19.html.


Spread by: Person-to-person transmission by droplets, airborne transmission and surface transmission


Symptoms: May be no symptoms, fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, chest pain, rash


Complications: Pneumonia and trouble breathing, organ failure in several organs, heart problems, acute respiratory distress syndrome, blood clots, acute kidney injury, additional viral and bacterial infections, death.

Influenza (Flu)

Vaccine: Flu vaccine protects against influenza.


Spread by: Air, direct contact


Symptoms: Fever, muscle pain, sore throat, cough, extreme fatigue


Complications: Pneumonia (infection in the lungs)

Hepatitis A

Vaccine: HepA vaccine protects against hepatitis A.


Spread by: Direct contact, contaminated food or water


Symptoms: May be no symptoms, fever, stomach pain, loss of appetite, fatigue, vomiting, jaundice (yellowing of skin and eyes), dark urine


Complications: Liver failure, arthralgia (joint pain), kidney, pancreatic, and blood disorders

The content of this website is provided for reference and educational purposes only. This website does not provide medical advice. Always consult with a medical care provider. This information was compiled using the CDC Child and Adolescent and Adult Immunization Schedules. Individuals in high-risk groups and those requiring catch-up immunizations may have additional considerations. Please visit this site for more detailed information.

* DTaP combines protection against diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis.
** MMR combines protection against measles, mumps, and rubella.

At 2-3 years old, your child should be vaccinated against:

COVID-19

Vaccine: COVID-19 vaccine protects against the SARS-CoV-2 infection. COVID-19 vaccines are recommended for use within the scope of the Emergency Use Authorization or Biologics License Application for the particular vaccine. ACIP recommendations for the use of COVID-19 vaccines can be found at www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/acip-recs/vacc-specific/covid-19.html.


Spread by: Person-to-person transmission by droplets, airborne transmission and surface transmission


Symptoms: May be no symptoms, fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, chest pain, rash


Complications: Pneumonia and trouble breathing, organ failure in several organs, heart problems, acute respiratory distress syndrome, blood clots, acute kidney injury, additional viral and bacterial infections, death.

Influenza (Flu)

Vaccine: Flu vaccine protects against influenza.


Spread by: Air, direct contact


Symptoms: Fever, muscle pain, sore throat, cough, extreme fatigue


Complications: Pneumonia (infection in the lungs)

The content of this website is provided for reference and educational purposes only. This website does not provide medical advice. Always consult with a medical care provider. This information was compiled using the CDC Child and Adolescent and Adult Immunization Schedules. Individuals in high-risk groups and those requiring catch-up immunizations may have additional considerations. Please visit this site for more detailed information.

* DTaP combines protection against diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis.
** MMR combines protection against measles, mumps, and rubella.

At 4-6 years old, your child should be vaccinated against:

COVID-19

Vaccine: COVID-19 vaccine protects against the SARS-CoV-2 infection. COVID-19 vaccines are recommended for use within the scope of the Emergency Use Authorization or Biologics License Application for the particular vaccine. ACIP recommendations for the use of COVID-19 vaccines can be found at www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/acip-recs/vacc-specific/covid-19.html.


Spread by: Person-to-person transmission by droplets, airborne transmission and surface transmission


Symptoms: May be no symptoms, fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, chest pain, rash


Complications: Pneumonia and trouble breathing, organ failure in several organs, heart problems, acute respiratory distress syndrome, blood clots, acute kidney injury, additional viral and bacterial infections, death.

Diphtheria

Vaccine: DTaP* vaccine protects against diphtheria.


Spread by: Air, direct contact


Symptoms: Sore throat, mild fever, weakness, swollen glands in neck


Complications: Swelling of the heart muscle, heart failure, coma, paralysis, death

Pertussis

Vaccine: DTaP* vaccine protects against pertussis (whooping cough).


Spread by: Air, direct contact


Symptoms: Severe cough, runny nose, apnea (a pause in breathing in infants)


Complications: Pneumonia (infection in the lungs), death

Tetanus

Vaccine: DTaP* vaccine protects against tetanus.


Spread by: Exposure through cuts in skin


Symptoms: Stiffness in neck and abdominal muscles, difficulty swallowing, muscle spasms, fever


Complications: Broken bones, breathing difficulty, death

Polio

Vaccine: IPV vaccine protects against polio.


Spread by: Air, direct contact, through the mouth


Symptoms: May be no symptoms, sore throat, fever, nausea, headache


Complications: Paralysis, death

Influenza (Flu)

Vaccine: Flu vaccine protects against influenza.


Spread by: Air, direct contact


Symptoms: Fever, muscle pain, sore throat, cough, extreme fatigue


Complications: Pneumonia (infection in the lungs)

Measles

Vaccine: MMR** vaccine protects against measles.


Spread by: Air, direct contact


Symptoms: Rash, fever, cough, runny nose, pink eye


Complications: Encephalitis (brain swelling), pneumonia (infection in the lungs), death (infection in the lungs)

Mumps

Vaccine: MMR**vaccine protects against mumps.


Spread by: Air, direct contact


Symptoms: Swollen salivary glands (under the jaw), fever, headache, tiredness, muscle pain


Complications: Meningitis (infection of the covering around the brain and spinal cord), encephalitis (brain swelling), inflammation of testicles or ovaries, deafness

Rubella

Vaccine: MMR** vaccine protects against rubella.


Spread by: Air, direct contact


Symptoms: Sometimes rash, fever, swollen lymph nodes


Complications: Very serious in pregnant women — can lead to miscarriage, stillbirth, premature delivery, birth defects

Chicken Pox

Vaccine: Varicella vaccine protects against chickenpox.


Spread by: Air, direct contact


Symptoms: Rash, tiredness, headache, fever


Complications: Infected blisters, bleeding disorders, encephalitis (brain swelling), pneumonia (infection in the lungs)

The content of this website is provided for reference and educational purposes only. This website does not provide medical advice. Always consult with a medical care provider. This information was compiled using the CDC Child and Adolescent and Adult Immunization Schedules. Individuals in high-risk groups and those requiring catch-up immunizations may have additional considerations. Please visit this site for more detailed information.

* DTaP combines protection against diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis.
** MMR combines protection against measles, mumps, and rubella.

At 7-10 years old, your child should be vaccinated against:

COVID-19

Vaccine: COVID-19 vaccine protects against the SARS-CoV-2 infection. COVID-19 vaccines are recommended for use within the scope of the Emergency Use Authorization or Biologics License Application for the particular vaccine. ACIP recommendations for the use of COVID-19 vaccines can be found at www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/acip-recs/vacc-specific/covid-19.html.


Spread by: Person-to-person transmission by droplets, airborne transmission and surface transmission


Symptoms: May be no symptoms, fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, chest pain, rash


Complications: Pneumonia and trouble breathing, organ failure in several organs, heart problems, acute respiratory distress syndrome, blood clots, acute kidney injury, additional viral and bacterial infections, death.

Influenza (Flu)

Vaccine: Flu vaccine protects against influenza.


Spread by: Air, direct contact


Symptoms: Fever, muscle pain, sore throat, cough, extreme fatigue


Complications: Pneumonia (infection in the lungs)

The content of this website is provided for reference and educational purposes only. This website does not provide medical advice. Always consult with a medical care provider. This information was compiled using the CDC Child and Adolescent and Adult Immunization Schedules. Individuals in high-risk groups and those requiring catch-up immunizations may have additional considerations. Please visit this site for more detailed information.

* DTaP combines protection against diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis.
** MMR combines protection against measles, mumps, and rubella.

At 11-12 years old, your child should be vaccinated against:

COVID-19

Vaccine: COVID-19 vaccine protects against the SARS-CoV-2 infection. COVID-19 vaccines are recommended for use within the scope of the Emergency Use Authorization or Biologics License Application for the particular vaccine. ACIP recommendations for the use of COVID-19 vaccines can be found at www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/acip-recs/vacc-specific/covid-19.html.


Spread by: Person-to-person transmission by droplets, airborne transmission and surface transmission


Symptoms: May be no symptoms, fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, chest pain, rash


Complications: Pneumonia and trouble breathing, organ failure in several organs, heart problems, acute respiratory distress syndrome, blood clots, acute kidney injury, additional viral and bacterial infections, death.

Influenza (Flu)

Vaccine: Flu vaccine protects against influenza.


Spread by: Air, direct contact


Symptoms: Fever, muscle pain, sore throat, cough, extreme fatigue


Complications: Pneumonia (infection in the lungs)

Tetanus

Vaccine: Tdap* and Td ** vaccines protect against tetanus.


Spread by: Exposure through cuts in skin


Symptoms: Stiffness in neck and abdominal muscles, difficulty swallowing, muscle spasms, fever


Complications: Broken bones, breathing difficulty, death

Diphtheria

Vaccine: Tdap* and Td ** vaccines protect against diptheria.


Spread by: Air, direct contact


Symptoms: Sore throat, mild fever, weakness, swollen glands in neck


Complications: Swelling of the heart muscle, heart failure, coma, paralysis, death

Pertussis

Vaccine: Tdap* vaccine protects against pertussis.


Spread by: Air, direct contact


Symptoms: Severe cough, runny nose, apnea (a pause in breathing in infants)


Complications: Pneumonia (infection in the lungs), death

Human Papillomavirus

Vaccine: HPV vaccine protects against human papillomavirus.


Spread by: Direct skin contact


Symptoms: May be no symptoms, genital warts


Complications: Cervical, vaginal, vulvar, penile, anal, oropharyngeal cancers

Meningococcal Disease

Vaccine: MenACWY and MenB vaccines protect against meningococcal disease.


Spread by: Air, direct contact


Symptoms: Sudden onset of fever, headache, and stiff neck, dark purple rash


Complications: Loss of limb, deafness, nervous system disorders, developmental disabilities, seizure disorder, stroke, death


Note:There are different vaccines for meningococcal disease. Parents can learn more about meningitis by visiting the Meningitis B Action Project.
COVID-19

Vaccine: ACIP recommends use of COVID-19 vaccines within the scope of the Emergency Use Authorization or Biologics License Application for the particular vaccine. Interim ACIP recommendations for the use of COVID-19 vaccines can be found at https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/acip-recs/vacc-specific/covid-19.html.

 

COVID-19 Vaccination is recommended for adolescents aged 12-17 and adults aged 18 and older.

 

Women younger than 50 years old should be aware of the rare risk of blood clots with low platelets after vaccination with Johnson & Johnson/Janssen. They can receive the Pfizer-BioNtech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine instead.

The content of this website is provided for reference and educational purposes only. This website does not provide medical advice. Always consult with a medical care provider. This information was compiled using the CDC Child and Adolescent and Adult Immunization Schedules. Individuals in high-risk groups and those requiring catch-up immunizations may have additional considerations. Please visit this site for more detailed information.

* DTaP combines protection against diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis.
** MMR combines protection against measles, mumps, and rubella.

At 13-15 years old, your child should be vaccinated against:

COVID-19

Vaccine: COVID-19 vaccine protects against the SARS-CoV-2 infection. COVID-19 vaccines are recommended for use within the scope of the Emergency Use Authorization or Biologics License Application for the particular vaccine. ACIP recommendations for the use of COVID-19 vaccines can be found at www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/acip-recs/vacc-specific/covid-19.html.


Spread by: Person-to-person transmission by droplets, airborne transmission and surface transmission


Symptoms: May be no symptoms, fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, chest pain, rash


Complications: Pneumonia and trouble breathing, organ failure in several organs, heart problems, acute respiratory distress syndrome, blood clots, acute kidney injury, additional viral and bacterial infections, death.

Influenza (Flu)

Vaccine: Flu vaccine protects against influenza.


Spread by: Air, direct contact


Symptoms: Fever, muscle pain, sore throat, cough, extreme fatigue


Complications: Pneumonia (infection in the lungs)

The content of this website is provided for reference and educational purposes only. This website does not provide medical advice. Always consult with a medical care provider. This information was compiled using the CDC Child and Adolescent and Adult Immunization Schedules. Individuals in high-risk groups and those requiring catch-up immunizations may have additional considerations. Please visit this site for more detailed information.

* DTaP combines protection against diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis.
** MMR combines protection against measles, mumps, and rubella.

At 16 years old, your child should be vaccinated against:

COVID-19

Vaccine: COVID-19 vaccine protects against the SARS-CoV-2 infection. COVID-19 vaccines are recommended for use within the scope of the Emergency Use Authorization or Biologics License Application for the particular vaccine. ACIP recommendations for the use of COVID-19 vaccines can be found at www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/acip-recs/vacc-specific/covid-19.html.


Spread by: Person-to-person transmission by droplets, airborne transmission and surface transmission


Symptoms: May be no symptoms, fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, chest pain, rash


Complications: Pneumonia and trouble breathing, organ failure in several organs, heart problems, acute respiratory distress syndrome, blood clots, acute kidney injury, additional viral and bacterial infections, death.

Influenza (Flu)

Vaccine: Flu vaccine protects against influenza.


Spread by: Air, direct contact


Symptoms: Fever, muscle pain, sore throat, cough, extreme fatigue


Complications: Pneumonia (infection in the lungs)

Meningococcal Disease
Vaccine: MenACWY and MenB vaccines protect against meningococcal disease.
Spread by: Air, direct contact
Symptoms: Sudden onset of fever, headache, and stiff neck, dark purple rash
Complications: Loss of limb, deafness, nervous system disorders, developmental disabilities, seizure disorder, stroke, death
Note:There are different vaccines for meningococcal disease and that parents can learn more about meningitis visit the Meningitis B Action Project.

The content of this website is provided for reference and educational purposes only. This website does not provide medical advice. Always consult with a medical care provider. This information was compiled using the CDC Child and Adolescent and Adult Immunization Schedules. Individuals in high-risk groups and those requiring catch-up immunizations may have additional considerations. Please visit this site for more detailed information.

* DTaP combines protection against diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis.
** MMR combines protection against measles, mumps, and rubella.

At 17-18 years old, your child should be vaccinated against:

Influenza (Flu)

Vaccine: Flu vaccine protects against influenza.


Spread by: Air, direct contact


Symptoms: Fever, muscle pain, sore throat, cough, extreme fatigue


Complications: Pneumonia (infection in the lungs)

COVID-19

Vaccine: ACIP recommends use of COVID-19 vaccines within the scope of the Emergency Use Authorization or Biologics License Application for the particular vaccine. Interim ACIP recommendations for the use of COVID-19 vaccines can be found at https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/acip-recs/vacc-specific/covid-19.html.

 

COVID-19 Vaccination is recommended for adolescents aged 12-17 and adults aged 18 and older.

 

Women younger than 50 years old should be aware of the rare risk of blood clots with low platelets after vaccination with Johnson & Johnson/Janssen. They can receive the Pfizer-BioNtech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine instead.

The content of this website is provided for reference and educational purposes only. This website does not provide medical advice. Always consult with a medical care provider. This information was compiled using the CDC Child and Adolescent and Adult Immunization Schedules. Individuals in high-risk groups and those requiring catch-up immunizations may have additional considerations. Please visit this site for more detailed information.

* DTaP combines protection against diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis.
** MMR combines protection against measles, mumps, and rubella.

At 19-26 years old, you should be vaccinated against:

Influenza (Flu)

Vaccine: Flu vaccine protects against influenza.


Spread by: Air, direct contact


Symptoms: Fever, muscle pain, sore throat, cough, extreme fatigue


Complications: Pneumonia (infection in the lungs)

Tetanus

Vaccine: Tdap* and Td ** vaccines protect against tetanus.


Spread by: Exposure through cuts in skin


Symptoms: Stiffness in neck and abdominal muscles, difficulty swallowing, muscle spasms, fever


Complications: Broken bones, breathing difficulty, death

Measles

Vaccine: MMR** vaccine protects against measles.


Spread by: Air, direct contact


Symptoms: Rash, fever, cough, runny nose, pink eye


Complications: Encephalitis (brain swelling), pneumonia (infection in the lungs), death (infection in the lungs)

Mumps

Vaccine: MMR**vaccine protects against mumps.


Spread by: Air, direct contact


Symptoms: Swollen salivary glands (under the jaw), fever, headache, tiredness, muscle pain


Complications: Meningitis (infection of the covering around the brain and spinal cord), encephalitis (brain swelling), inflammation of testicles or ovaries, deafness

Rubella

Vaccine: MMR** vaccine protects against rubella.


Spread by: Air, direct contact


Symptoms: Sometimes rash, fever, swollen lymph nodes


Complications: Very serious in pregnant women — can lead to miscarriage, stillbirth, premature delivery, birth defects

Human Papillomavirus

Vaccine: HPV vaccine protects against human papillomavirus.


Spread by: Direct skin contact


Symptoms: May be no symptoms, genital warts


Complications: Cervical, vaginal, vulvar, penile, anal, oropharyngeal cancers

Chicken Pox

Vaccine: Varicella vaccine protects against chickenpox.


Spread by: Air, direct contact


Symptoms: Rash, tiredness, headache, fever


Complications: Infected blisters, bleeding disorders, encephalitis (brain swelling), pneumonia (infection in the lungs)

COVID-19

Vaccine: ACIP recommends use of COVID-19 vaccines within the scope of the Emergency Use Authorization or Biologics License Application for the particular vaccine. Interim ACIP recommendations for the use of COVID-19 vaccines can be found at https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/acip-recs/vacc-specific/covid-19.html.

 

COVID-19 Vaccination is recommended for adolescents aged 12-17 and adults aged 18 and older.

 

Women younger than 50 years old should be aware of the rare risk of blood clots with low platelets after vaccination with Johnson & Johnson/Janssen. They can receive the Pfizer-BioNtech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine instead.

The content of this website is provided for reference and educational purposes only. This website does not provide medical advice. Always consult with a medical care provider. This information was compiled using the CDC Child and Adolescent and Adult Immunization Schedules. Individuals in high-risk groups and those requiring catch-up immunizations may have additional considerations. Please visit this site for more detailed information.

* DTaP combines protection against diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis.
** MMR combines protection against measles, mumps, and rubella.

At 27-49 years old, you should be vaccinated against:

Influenza (Flu)

Vaccine: Flu vaccine protects against influenza.


Spread by: Air, direct contact


Symptoms: Fever, muscle pain, sore throat, cough, extreme fatigue


Complications: Pneumonia (infection in the lungs)

Tetanus

Vaccine: Tdap* and Td ** vaccines protect against tetanus.


Spread by: Exposure through cuts in skin


Symptoms: Stiffness in neck and abdominal muscles, difficulty swallowing, muscle spasms, fever


Complications: Broken bones, breathing difficulty, death

Diphtheria

Vaccine: Tdap* and Td ** vaccines protect against diptheria.


Spread by: Air, direct contact


Symptoms: Sore throat, mild fever, weakness, swollen glands in neck


Complications: Swelling of the heart muscle, heart failure, coma, paralysis, death

Pertussis

Vaccine: Tdap* vaccine protects against pertussis.


Spread by: Air, direct contact


Symptoms: Severe cough, runny nose, apnea (a pause in breathing in infants)


Complications: Pneumonia (infection in the lungs), death

Measles

Vaccine: MMR** vaccine protects against measles.


Spread by: Air, direct contact


Symptoms: Rash, fever, cough, runny nose, pink eye


Complications: Encephalitis (brain swelling), pneumonia (infection in the lungs), death (infection in the lungs)

Mumps

Vaccine: MMR**vaccine protects against mumps.


Spread by: Air, direct contact


Symptoms: Swollen salivary glands (under the jaw), fever, headache, tiredness, muscle pain


Complications: Meningitis (infection of the covering around the brain and spinal cord), encephalitis (brain swelling), inflammation of testicles or ovaries, deafness

Rubella

Vaccine: MMR** vaccine protects against rubella.


Spread by: Air, direct contact


Symptoms: Sometimes rash, fever, swollen lymph nodes


Complications: Very serious in pregnant women — can lead to miscarriage, stillbirth, premature delivery, birth defects

Chicken Pox

Vaccine: Varicella vaccine protects against chickenpox.


Spread by: Air, direct contact


Symptoms: Rash, tiredness, headache, fever


Complications: Infected blisters, bleeding disorders, encephalitis (brain swelling), pneumonia (infection in the lungs)

Human Papillomavirus

Vaccine: HPV vaccine protects against human papillomavirus.


Spread by: Direct skin contact


Symptoms: May be no symptoms, genital warts


Complications: Cervical, vaginal, vulvar, penile, anal, oropharyngeal cancers

NOTE: HPV is recommended based on shared clinical decision-making for adults aged 27-45 years.

COVID-19

Vaccine: ACIP recommends use of COVID-19 vaccines within the scope of the Emergency Use Authorization or Biologics License Application for the particular vaccine. Interim ACIP recommendations for the use of COVID-19 vaccines can be found at https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/acip-recs/vacc-specific/covid-19.html.

 

COVID-19 Vaccination is recommended for adolescents aged 12-17 and adults aged 18 and older.

 

Women younger than 50 years old should be aware of the rare risk of blood clots with low platelets after vaccination with Johnson & Johnson/Janssen. They can receive the Pfizer-BioNtech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine instead.

The content of this website is provided for reference and educational purposes only. This website does not provide medical advice. Always consult with a medical care provider. This information was compiled using the CDC Child and Adolescent and Adult Immunization Schedules. Individuals in high-risk groups and those requiring catch-up immunizations may have additional considerations. Please visit this site for more detailed information.

* DTaP combines protection against diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis.
** MMR combines protection against measles, mumps, and rubella.

At 50-64 years old, you should be vaccinated against:

Influenza (Flu)

Vaccine: Flu vaccine protects against influenza.


Spread by: Air, direct contact


Symptoms: Fever, muscle pain, sore throat, cough, extreme fatigue


Complications: Pneumonia (infection in the lungs)

Tetanus

Vaccine: Tdap* and Td ** vaccines protect against tetanus.


Spread by: Exposure through cuts in skin


Symptoms: Stiffness in neck and abdominal muscles, difficulty swallowing, muscle spasms, fever


Complications: Broken bones, breathing difficulty, death

Diphtheria

Vaccine: Tdap* and Td ** vaccines protect against diptheria.


Spread by: Air, direct contact


Symptoms: Sore throat, mild fever, weakness, swollen glands in neck


Complications: Swelling of the heart muscle, heart failure, coma, paralysis, death

Pertussis

Vaccine: Tdap* vaccine protects against pertussis.


Spread by: Air, direct contact


Symptoms: Severe cough, runny nose, apnea (a pause in breathing in infants)


Complications: Pneumonia (infection in the lungs), death

Measles

Vaccine: MMR** vaccine protects against measles.


Spread by: Air, direct contact


Symptoms: Rash, fever, cough, runny nose, pink eye


Complications: Encephalitis (brain swelling), pneumonia (infection in the lungs), death (infection in the lungs)

Mumps

Vaccine: MMR**vaccine protects against mumps.


Spread by: Air, direct contact


Symptoms: Swollen salivary glands (under the jaw), fever, headache, tiredness, muscle pain


Complications: Meningitis (infection of the covering around the brain and spinal cord), encephalitis (brain swelling), inflammation of testicles or ovaries, deafness

Rubella

Vaccine: MMR** vaccine protects against rubella.


Spread by: Air, direct contact


Symptoms: Sometimes rash, fever, swollen lymph nodes


Complications: Very serious in pregnant women — can lead to miscarriage, stillbirth, premature delivery, birth defects

Zoster

Vaccine: Zoster vaccine prevent shingles.


Spread by: Direct contact with fluid from the rash blisters


Symptoms: Painful rash, Fever, Headache, Chills, Upset stomach


Complications: Pneumonia, hearing problems, brain inflammation (encephalitis), or death

COVID-19

Vaccine: ACIP recommends use of COVID-19 vaccines within the scope of the Emergency Use Authorization or Biologics License Application for the particular vaccine. Interim ACIP recommendations for the use of COVID-19 vaccines can be found at https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/acip-recs/vacc-specific/covid-19.html.

 

COVID-19 Vaccination is recommended for adolescents aged 12-17 and adults aged 18 and older.

 

Women younger than 50 years old should be aware of the rare risk of blood clots with low platelets after vaccination with Johnson & Johnson/Janssen. They can receive the Pfizer-BioNtech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine instead.

The content of this website is provided for reference and educational purposes only. This website does not provide medical advice. Always consult with a medical care provider. This information was compiled using the CDC Child and Adolescent and Adult Immunization Schedules. Individuals in high-risk groups and those requiring catch-up immunizations may have additional considerations. Please visit this site for more detailed information.

* DTaP combines protection against diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis.
** MMR combines protection against measles, mumps, and rubella.

At ≥65 years old, you should be vaccinated against:

Influenza (Flu)

Vaccine: Flu vaccine protects against influenza.


Spread by: Air, direct contact


Symptoms: Fever, muscle pain, sore throat, cough, extreme fatigue


Complications: Pneumonia (infection in the lungs)

Tetanus

Vaccine: Tdap* and Td ** vaccines protect against tetanus.


Spread by: Exposure through cuts in skin


Symptoms: Stiffness in neck and abdominal muscles, difficulty swallowing, muscle spasms, fever


Complications: Broken bones, breathing difficulty, death

Diphtheria

Vaccine: Tdap* and Td ** vaccines protect against diptheria.


Spread by: Air, direct contact


Symptoms: Sore throat, mild fever, weakness, swollen glands in neck


Complications: Swelling of the heart muscle, heart failure, coma, paralysis, death

Pertussis

Vaccine: Tdap* vaccine protects against pertussis.


Spread by: Air, direct contact


Symptoms: Severe cough, runny nose, apnea (a pause in breathing in infants)


Complications: Pneumonia (infection in the lungs), death

Zoster

Vaccine: Zoster vaccine prevent shingles.


Spread by: Direct contact with fluid from the rash blisters


Symptoms: Painful rash, Fever, Headache, Chills, Upset stomach


Complications: Pneumonia, hearing problems, brain inflammation (encephalitis), or death

Pneumococcal Disease

Vaccine: Pneumococcal vaccine protects against pneumococcal disease.


Spread by: Air, direct contact


Symptoms: May be no symptoms, pneumonia (infection in the lungs)


Complications: Bacteremia (blood infection), meningitis (infection of the covering around the brain and spinal cord), death


NOTE: PCV 13 is recommended based on shared clinical decision-making for adults aged > 65. PPSV23 is recommended for adults who meet age requirement, lack documentation of vaccination, or lack evidence of past infection.

COVID-19

Vaccine: ACIP recommends use of COVID-19 vaccines within the scope of the Emergency Use Authorization or Biologics License Application for the particular vaccine. Interim ACIP recommendations for the use of COVID-19 vaccines can be found at https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/acip-recs/vacc-specific/covid-19.html.

 

COVID-19 Vaccination is recommended for adolescents aged 12-17 and adults aged 18 and older.

 

Women younger than 50 years old should be aware of the rare risk of blood clots with low platelets after vaccination with Johnson & Johnson/Janssen. They can receive the Pfizer-BioNtech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine instead.

The content of this website is provided for reference and educational purposes only. This website does not provide medical advice. Always consult with a medical care provider. This information was compiled using the CDC Child and Adolescent and Adult Immunization Schedules. Individuals in high-risk groups and those requiring catch-up immunizations may have additional considerations. Please visit this site for more detailed information.

* DTaP combines protection against diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis.
** MMR combines protection against measles, mumps, and rubella.

Chicken Pox

Vaccine: Varicella vaccine protects against chickenpox.


Spread by: Air, direct contact


Symptoms: Rash, tiredness, headache, fever


Complications: Infected blisters, bleeding disorders, encephalitis (brain swelling), pneumonia (infection in the lungs)

The content of this website is provided for reference and educational purposes only. This website does not provide medical advice. Always consult with a medical care provider. This information was compiled using the CDC Child and Adolescent and Adult Immunization Schedules. Individuals in high-risk groups and those requiring catch-up immunizations may have additional considerations. Please visit this site for more detailed information.

* DTaP combines protection against diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis.
** MMR combines protection against measles, mumps, and rubella.

COVID-19

Vaccine: COVID-19 vaccine protects against the SARS-CoV-2 infection. COVID-19 vaccines are recommended for use within the scope of the Emergency Use Authorization or Biologics License Application for the particular vaccine. ACIP recommendations for the use of COVID-19 vaccines can be found at www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/acip-recs/vacc-specific/covid-19.html.


Spread by: Person-to-person transmission by droplets, airborne transmission and surface transmission


Symptoms: May be no symptoms, fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, chest pain, rash


Complications: Pneumonia and trouble breathing, organ failure in several organs, heart problems, acute respiratory distress syndrome, blood clots, acute kidney injury, additional viral and bacterial infections, death.

The content of this website is provided for reference and educational purposes only. This website does not provide medical advice. Always consult with a medical care provider. This information was compiled using the CDC Child and Adolescent and Adult Immunization Schedules. Individuals in high-risk groups and those requiring catch-up immunizations may have additional considerations. Please visit this site for more detailed information.

* DTaP combines protection against diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis.
** MMR combines protection against measles, mumps, and rubella.

Diphtheria

Vaccine: Tdap* and Td ** vaccines protect against diptheria.


Spread by: Air, direct contact


Symptoms: Sore throat, mild fever, weakness, swollen glands in neck


Complications: Swelling of the heart muscle, heart failure, coma, paralysis, death

The content of this website is provided for reference and educational purposes only. This website does not provide medical advice. Always consult with a medical care provider. This information was compiled using the CDC Child and Adolescent and Adult Immunization Schedules. Individuals in high-risk groups and those requiring catch-up immunizations may have additional considerations. Please visit this site for more detailed information.

* DTaP combines protection against diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis.
** MMR combines protection against measles, mumps, and rubella.

Hib

Vaccine: Hib vaccine protects against Haemophilus influenzae type b.


Spread by: Air, direct contact


Symptoms: May be no symptoms unless bacteria enter the blood


Complications: Meningitis (infection of the covering around the brain and spinal cord), intellectual disability, epiglottitis (life-threatening infection that can block the windpipe and lead to serious breathing problems), pneumonia (infection in the lungs), death

The content of this website is provided for reference and educational purposes only. This website does not provide medical advice. Always consult with a medical care provider. This information was compiled using the CDC Child and Adolescent and Adult Immunization Schedules. Individuals in high-risk groups and those requiring catch-up immunizations may have additional considerations. Please visit this site for more detailed information.

* DTaP combines protection against diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis.
** MMR combines protection against measles, mumps, and rubella.

Hepatitis A

Vaccine: HepA vaccine protects against hepatitis A.


Spread by: Direct contact, contaminated food or water


Symptoms: May be no symptoms, fever, stomach pain, loss of appetite, fatigue, vomiting, jaundice (yellowing of skin and eyes), dark urine


Complications: Liver failure, arthralgia (joint pain), kidney, pancreatic, and blood disorders

The content of this website is provided for reference and educational purposes only. This website does not provide medical advice. Always consult with a medical care provider. This information was compiled using the CDC Child and Adolescent and Adult Immunization Schedules. Individuals in high-risk groups and those requiring catch-up immunizations may have additional considerations. Please visit this site for more detailed information.

* DTaP combines protection against diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis.
** MMR combines protection against measles, mumps, and rubella.

Hepatitis B

Vaccine: HepB vaccine protects against hepatitis B


Spread by: Contact with blood or body fluids


Symptoms: May be no symptoms, fever, headache, weakness, vomiting, jaundice (yellowing of skin and eyes), joint pain


Complications: Chronic liver infection, liver failure, liver cancer (infection in the lungs)

The content of this website is provided for reference and educational purposes only. This website does not provide medical advice. Always consult with a medical care provider. This information was compiled using the CDC Child and Adolescent and Adult Immunization Schedules. Individuals in high-risk groups and those requiring catch-up immunizations may have additional considerations. Please visit this site for more detailed information.

* DTaP combines protection against diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis.
** MMR combines protection against measles, mumps, and rubella.

Influenza (Flu)

Vaccine: Flu vaccine protects against influenza.


Spread by: Air, direct contact


Symptoms: Fever, muscle pain, sore throat, cough, extreme fatigue


Complications: Pneumonia (infection in the lungs)

The content of this website is provided for reference and educational purposes only. This website does not provide medical advice. Always consult with a medical care provider. This information was compiled using the CDC Child and Adolescent and Adult Immunization Schedules. Individuals in high-risk groups and those requiring catch-up immunizations may have additional considerations. Please visit this site for more detailed information.

* DTaP combines protection against diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis.
** MMR combines protection against measles, mumps, and rubella.

Measles

Vaccine: MMR** vaccine protects against measles.


Spread by: Air, direct contact


Symptoms: Rash, fever, cough, runny nose, pink eye


Complications: Encephalitis (brain swelling), pneumonia (infection in the lungs), death (infection in the lungs)

The content of this website is provided for reference and educational purposes only. This website does not provide medical advice. Always consult with a medical care provider. This information was compiled using the CDC Child and Adolescent and Adult Immunization Schedules. Individuals in high-risk groups and those requiring catch-up immunizations may have additional considerations. Please visit this site for more detailed information.

* DTaP combines protection against diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis.
** MMR combines protection against measles, mumps, and rubella.

Mumps

Vaccine: MMR**vaccine protects against mumps.


Spread by: Air, direct contact


Symptoms: Swollen salivary glands (under the jaw), fever, headache, tiredness, muscle pain


Complications: Meningitis (infection of the covering around the brain and spinal cord), encephalitis (brain swelling), inflammation of testicles or ovaries, deafness

The content of this website is provided for reference and educational purposes only. This website does not provide medical advice. Always consult with a medical care provider. This information was compiled using the CDC Child and Adolescent and Adult Immunization Schedules. Individuals in high-risk groups and those requiring catch-up immunizations may have additional considerations. Please visit this site for more detailed information.

* DTaP combines protection against diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis.
** MMR combines protection against measles, mumps, and rubella.

Pertussis

Vaccine: Tdap* vaccine protects against pertussis.


Spread by: Air, direct contact


Symptoms: Severe cough, runny nose, apnea (a pause in breathing in infants)


Complications: Pneumonia (infection in the lungs), death

The content of this website is provided for reference and educational purposes only. This website does not provide medical advice. Always consult with a medical care provider. This information was compiled using the CDC Child and Adolescent and Adult Immunization Schedules. Individuals in high-risk groups and those requiring catch-up immunizations may have additional considerations. Please visit this site for more detailed information.

* DTaP combines protection against diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis.
** MMR combines protection against measles, mumps, and rubella.

Polio

Vaccine: IPV vaccine protects against polio.


Spread by: Air, direct contact, through the mouth


Symptoms: May be no symptoms, sore throat, fever, nausea, headache


Complications: Paralysis, death

The content of this website is provided for reference and educational purposes only. This website does not provide medical advice. Always consult with a medical care provider. This information was compiled using the CDC Child and Adolescent and Adult Immunization Schedules. Individuals in high-risk groups and those requiring catch-up immunizations may have additional considerations. Please visit this site for more detailed information.

* DTaP combines protection against diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis.
** MMR combines protection against measles, mumps, and rubella.

Pneumococcal Disease

Vaccine: Pneumococcal vaccine protects against pneumococcal disease.


Spread by: Air, direct contact


Symptoms: May be no symptoms, pneumonia (infection in the lungs)


Complications: Bacteremia (blood infection), meningitis (infection of the covering around the brain and spinal cord), death

The content of this website is provided for reference and educational purposes only. This website does not provide medical advice. Always consult with a medical care provider. This information was compiled using the CDC Child and Adolescent and Adult Immunization Schedules. Individuals in high-risk groups and those requiring catch-up immunizations may have additional considerations. Please visit this site for more detailed information.

* DTaP combines protection against diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis.
** MMR combines protection against measles, mumps, and rubella.

Rotavirus

Vaccine: RV vaccine protects against rotavirus.


Spread by: Through the mouth


Symptoms: Diarrhea, fever, vomiting


Complications: Severe diarrhea, dehydration

The content of this website is provided for reference and educational purposes only. This website does not provide medical advice. Always consult with a medical care provider. This information was compiled using the CDC Child and Adolescent and Adult Immunization Schedules. Individuals in high-risk groups and those requiring catch-up immunizations may have additional considerations. Please visit this site for more detailed information.

* DTaP combines protection against diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis.
** MMR combines protection against measles, mumps, and rubella.

Rubella

Vaccine: MMR** vaccine protects against rubella.


Spread by: Air, direct contact


Symptoms: Sometimes rash, fever, swollen lymph nodes


Complications: Very serious in pregnant women — can lead to miscarriage, stillbirth, premature delivery, birth defects

The content of this website is provided for reference and educational purposes only. This website does not provide medical advice. Always consult with a medical care provider. This information was compiled using the CDC Child and Adolescent and Adult Immunization Schedules. Individuals in high-risk groups and those requiring catch-up immunizations may have additional considerations. Please visit this site for more detailed information.

* DTaP combines protection against diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis.
** MMR combines protection against measles, mumps, and rubella.

Tetanus

Vaccine: Tdap* and Td ** vaccines protect against tetanus.


Spread by: Exposure through cuts in skin


Symptoms: Stiffness in neck and abdominal muscles, difficulty swallowing, muscle spasms, fever


Complications: Broken bones, breathing difficulty, death

The content of this website is provided for reference and educational purposes only. This website does not provide medical advice. Always consult with a medical care provider. This information was compiled using the CDC Child and Adolescent and Adult Immunization Schedules. Individuals in high-risk groups and those requiring catch-up immunizations may have additional considerations. Please visit this site for more detailed information.

* DTaP combines protection against diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis.
** MMR combines protection against measles, mumps, and rubella.

Human Papillomavirus

Vaccine: HPV vaccine protects against human papillomavirus.


Spread by: Direct skin contact


Symptoms: May be no symptoms, genital warts


Complications: Cervical, vaginal, vulvar, penile, anal, oropharyngeal cancers

The content of this website is provided for reference and educational purposes only. This website does not provide medical advice. Always consult with a medical care provider. This information was compiled using the CDC Child and Adolescent and Adult Immunization Schedules. Individuals in high-risk groups and those requiring catch-up immunizations may have additional considerations. Please visit this site for more detailed information.

* DTaP combines protection against diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis.
** MMR combines protection against measles, mumps, and rubella.

Meningococcal Disease

Vaccine: MenACWY and MenB vaccines protect against meningococcal disease.


Spread by: Air, direct contact


Symptoms: Sudden onset of fever, headache, and stiff neck, dark purple rash


Complications: Loss of limb, deafness, nervous system disorders, developmental disabilities, seizure disorder, stroke, death


Note: There are different vaccines for meningococcal disease. Parents can learn more about meningitis by visiting the Meningitis B Action Project.

The content of this website is provided for reference and educational purposes only. This website does not provide medical advice. Always consult with a medical care provider. This information was compiled using the CDC Child and Adolescent and Adult Immunization Schedules. Individuals in high-risk groups and those requiring catch-up immunizations may have additional considerations. Please visit this site for more detailed information.

* DTaP combines protection against diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis.
** MMR combines protection against measles, mumps, and rubella.

Shingles

Vaccine: Zoster vaccine prevent shingles.


Spread by: Direct contact with fluid from the rash blisters


Symptoms: Painful rash, Fever, Headache, Chills, Upset stomach


Complications: Pneumonia, hearing problems, brain inflammation (encephalitis), or death

The content of this website is provided for reference and educational purposes only. This website does not provide medical advice. Always consult with a medical care provider. This information was compiled using the CDC Child and Adolescent and Adult Immunization Schedules. Individuals in high-risk groups and those requiring catch-up immunizations may have additional considerations. Please visit this site for more detailed information.

* DTaP combines protection against diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis.
** MMR combines protection against measles, mumps, and rubella.

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