Immunization Chart

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When to Get Shots for Children and Adolescents
Age Group Birth 2 months 4 months 6 months
Hep B hepatitis B DTP diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough) Polio MMR measles, mumps, rubella Hib Haemophilus influenzae, type b Varicella (chickenpox) PCV Hep A MCV Rotavirus HPV Influenza pneumococcal hepatitis A meningococcal Human (flu) Papillomavaccine conjugate virus

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1-2 months after the first hep B shot


(DTaP)

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2 shots at least 6 months apart

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(DTaP)


(DTaP)

12-18 months


6-18 months


(DTaP) 15-18 months

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6-18 months 12-15 months


12-15 months


12-18 months


12-15 months

4-6 years**


(DTaP)


Each fall***





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3 shots at 0, 1-2, and 6 month intervals

11-12 years**


(Tdap)

16 years
State law requires these shots for enrollment in: Child care Child care Grades K-12 Grades (Must be given K-12 on or after child’s first birthday)

Grades K&7

Child care Grades K-12

Child care Grades K&7 Child care
(Must be given on or after child’s first birthday)

Child care, ages 2-24 months

*The number of doses depends on the product your doctor uses. **It’s not too late! If your child has fallen behind on their shots, talk to your doctor or clinic to catch them up. Children who have certain medical conditions may need additional vaccines (e.g., pneumococcal polysaccharide or meningococcal conjugate). Talk to your doctor or clinic. ***Influenza: All children age 6 months through 18 years should get a yearly flu vaccination—especially those with risk factors like asthma and diabetes. If a child is younger than 9 years old and is receiving flu vaccine for the first time, they need 2 shots at least 4 weeks apart. Minnesota law requires written proof of certain shots for children in licensed child care or school grades K-12. However, if a child has a medical reason or if his/her parents are conscientiously opposed to any or all...
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