Immunization Resources

Immunizations protect people against disease. All children and adults should stay up-to-date with their immunization schedules. This way, they can protect themselves and make sure they don’t pass contagious diseases on to others.

The New York State Department of Health recommends this schedule for children and adolescent immunizations:

Vaccine Against Birth 2 Mo. 4 Mo. 6 Mo. 12 Mo. 15 Mo. 1.5-2yr 4-6yr 11-12yr 16yr
Hepatitis B              
Rotavirus   ¹            
DTaP *¹          
Tdap *²                 ²  
Hib *³   ¹          
PCV *4     ³      
Polio (IPV)            
Influenza       4
MMR *5       5        
Chickenpox *6                
Hepatitis A                  
HPV *7                 6  
IMD *8   7            

*1 DTaP ⮞ Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis
*2 Tdap ⮞ Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis
*3 Hib ⮞ Haemophilus influenzae type b
*4 PCV ⮞ Pneumococcal Disease
*5 MMR ⮞ Measles, Mumps, Rubella
*6 Chickenpox ⮞ Varicella
*7 HPV ⮞ Human Papillomavirus
*8 IMD ⮞ Invasive Meningococcal Disease
1 For some types of Hib and Rotavirus vaccine, the 6-month dose is not needed.
2 Tdap: Children 7-10 years old who are not fully immunized against pertussis should receive a single dose of Tdap.
3 PCV = Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine; PPSV23 = Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine
4 Influenza: Recommended yearly for all children aged 6 months and older. Ask your doctor if your child should receive one or two doses.
5 MMR: Children 6-11 months old who are traveling outside the U.S. should receive one dose of MMR before departure.
6 The HPV vaccine includes two shots given six months apart. It is recommended for both boys and girls. Teens who start the series after age 15, and some children with special medical conditions, may need three doses.
7 There are two vaccines that protect against meningococcal disease. Some children with special medical conditions may need both MCV4 and MenB.




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