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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As children get older, protection from some childhood vaccines begins to decrease. Older children can also develop risks for other diseases.
The following chart provides guidelines for when your child or teenager will need certain vaccines. For complete information, download the Child/Adolescent Immunization Schedule (PDF) .