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Immunizations for Babies: A Guide for Parents

Check with your pediatrician or nurse to make sure your baby is getting immunized on time. Also make sure to ask your doctor or nurse to give you a record card with all of the dates of your baby’s shots. Bring the card to every visit.

These are the vaccinations your baby will need:

At Birth HeP-B
0-2 Months
       
1-2 Months HeP-B
1-4 Months
       
2 Months DTaP Hib Polio PCV7  
4 Months DTaP Hib Polio PCV7  
6 Months DTaP Hib2 Polio
6-18 Months
PCV7 HeP-B
6-18 Months
12 Months MMR
12-15 Months
Hib
12-15 Months
Chicken Pox
12-18 Months
PCV7
12-15 Months
 
15 Months DTaP
12-18 Months
       

Immunization Glossary:

HeP-B: protects against hepatitis N, a serious liver disease

DTaP: protects against diphtheria, tetanus (lockjaw), and pertussis (whooping cough)

Hib: protects against Haemophilus influenza B

Polio: inactivated injected vaccine protects against polio

PCV7: pneumococcal conjugate vaccine protects against serious pneumococcal infections

MMR: protects against measles, mumps and rubella (German Measles)

Chicken pox: varicella zoster vaccine protects against chicken pox