At Pediatric Partners, we highly recommend all our patients follow the American Academy of Pediatrics & CDC's Recommended Vaccine Schedule.
The CDC’s recommended vaccines schedule (from birth through 6 years old) is a vaccination schedule in the U.S that is rigorously tested for safety and effectiveness. This same schedule is also recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).
The vaccines recommended in the CDC’s schedule are carefully timed to provide protection to children when they are most vulnerable to diseases, and when the vaccines will produce the strongest response from the child’s immune system. It is therefore very important to follow the schedule as closely as possible.
As your children become preteens, some vaccines they received as infants and young children begin to wear off and they need a “booster dose”. Other vaccines are recommended for children starting at age 11 or 12 to keep them healthy into adulthood. Preteens and teens are at increased risk of getting certain vaccine-preventable diseases as they engage in common activities such as sharing drinks and utensils, kissing, attending summer camps, and later, college.
Here is a very helpful graphic for you to review.
For specific information about each vaccine, click HERE