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Infant and Child Immunization
Immunizations are an excellent way to protect your child against many childhood diseases.

The American Academy of Pediatrics, American Academy of Family Physicians and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases recommend a series of immunizations to protect your children against vaccine-preventable diseases.

Vaccines Birth 2 months 4 months 6 months 12-18 months
Hepatitis B
Diptheria, Tetanus, Pertussis
Haemophilus Influenzae B
Measles, Mumps, Rubella
Hepatitis A
Rotavirus (drops)
Influenza Each flu season starting at 6 months

Some of these vaccines may be given in combination, meaning fewer shots.

You should take your child's shot record EVERY time you visit your medical provider.

Childhood Immunization Schedule

View the Childhood Immunization Schedule (birth through 6 years) 
This schedule is recommended by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP).

About Vaccines
  • Why immunize?
    Science-based information about immunizations
  • Vaccine Information Statements (VIS) 
    Information sheets produced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in many languages that explain to vaccine recipients, their parents, or their legal representatives both the benefits and risks of a vaccine.
  • Seattle Children's
    The pediatric and adolescent academic medical center for Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho – the largest region of any children’s hospital in the country. Resources covering how vaccines work, how they are made, who recommends vaccines, when they should be given, if they are still necessary, and, most importantly, if they are safe.

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