There are three immunization schedules — one for infants and children, one for adolescents, and one for adults. The immunization schedules are lists of the medically recommended vaccines each age group needs to prevent getting vaccine-preventable diseases.
The recommendations are made by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It's important to follow your schedule, so that the vaccines can work best in your body.
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Babies and small children are especially at risk for certain diseases because their bodies have not built the necessary defenses to fight against diseases. The best way to keep your child safe is to follow the recommended immunization schedule for your child.
The following chart provides guidelines for when your child will need each vaccine. For complete information, download the Infants & Children Immunization Schedule (PDF) .