UMEM Educational Pearls

Category: Pediatrics

Title: Vaccines in children less then 1 year

Keywords: Vaccines (PubMed Search)

Posted: 10/5/2012 by Jenny Guyther, MD (Updated: 9/27/2022)
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We often ask our pediatric patients if there vaccines are up to date, but what does this mean?

Hepatitis B: birth, 2 and 6 months

Diphtheria/Tetanus and Acellular Pertussis: 2, 4 and 6 months

Pneumococcal vaccine: 2, 4 and 6 months

Haemophilus influenzae B : 2, 4 and 6 months

Polio: 2, 4 and 6 months

Rotavirus: 2 and 4 months or 2, 4 and 6 months depending on the brand. 

Influenza: 6 months and older

Children less than 8 years old should receive 2 doses of flu vaccine at least 4 weeks apart during the first flu season that they are immunized.  Children older than 2 years are eligible for the nasal vaccine if they do not have asthma, wheezing in the past 12 months or other medical conditions that predispose them to flu complications.

To see the full vaccine schedule including exact time frames between doses and catch up schedules, see: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/downloads/child/0-6yrs-schedule-pr.pdf

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