Pediatric Immunizations

Vaccine schedule

To prepare for your visit, see below for information on Virginia Mason Franciscan Health's recommended vaccine schedule based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines. For more information or to schedule a visit with a Virginia Mason Franciscan Health pediatrician in your location, see our locations.

Virginia Mason Franciscan Health recommended schedule based on CDC guidelines

Age

Recommended Vaccine

Birth

HepB in hospital

2 months

DTaP, IPV, HepB, Hib, PCV13, Rotavirus

4 months

DTaP, IPV, [HepB*], Hib, PCV13, Rotavirus

6 months

DTaP, IPV, HepB, Hib, PCV13, Rotavirus

6 months through adulthood

Influenza (yearly, fall/winter)

12 months

MMR, PCV13, HepA

15 months

DTaP, Hib, Varicella (chicken pox)

18-24 months

HepA

4 years

DTaP, IPV, MMR, Varicella

11 years

HPV (series of 2 doses over 6-12 months), Tdap, Meningococcal

16-18 years

Meningococcal

Many of these vaccines can be given using combination products, reducing the number of shots required. Examples include:

Pentacel = DTaP + IPV + Hib
Pediarix = DTaP + IPV + HepB
Kinrix = DTaP + IPV (for age 4 through 6)
ProQuad = MMR + Varicella

*Need for HepB at 4 months depends on combination products used

Schedule may be adjusted for your child's needs, vaccination status, and vaccine availability.

Vaccine information

The CDC and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) outline the recommended vaccinations to be given. Listed below are links to common childhood vaccines, recommended vaccine schedules, a Parents' Guide to Immunizations and other immunization information.

  • CDC Vaccine Information Sheets (VIS)
  • CDC Parents’ Guide to Immunizations
  • AAP Recommended Vaccine Schedule
  • AAP Immunization Site for Families
  • National Network for Immunization Information