Immunizations (otherwise known as vaccinations or shots) have saved tens of thousands of lives. However, the immunization schedule can be very confusing. Because the body needs to build up protection against certain diseases, your child often needs more than one dose of vaccine.
- Children 0 through 6 years of age
- Catch-Up Immunization Scheduler 6 years and younger
- Immunization Scheduler 7 years through 18 years
What Vaccines Should Children Have?
Several major medical groups including the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) have developed the "Childhood Immunization Schedule, US":
The New Hampshire Immunization Program (NHIP) has revised its simplified immunization schedule for New Hampshire healthcare providers. The purpose of a simplified immunization schedule is to consistently administer vaccines at the earliest possible time so that children are protected against vaccine-preventable diseases.
Vaccines Required for Child Care and School Attendance
Required for School Year 2012-2013
Information on Selected Childhood Vaccines for Young Children
- Resume Use of Rotavirus Vaccine
- Prevnar 13 Factsheet
- Everyone Needs Vaccinations
- Chickenpox – Varicella Vaccine
- Hepatitis A
- Rotavirus Fact Sheet for Clinical Staff with comparison of Rotarix® (RV1) and RotaTeq® (RV5)
Information on Selected Childhood Vaccines for Adolescents
- Adolescent Immunization Schedule
- Catch-up Immunization Schedule
- HPV (human papillomavirus) – Protecting girls and young women age 11 through 18 from cervical cancer
- Menactra – Protecting your child from meningitis (meningococcal disease)
- Tdap Guidelines for Adolescents
What You Should Know About Vaccine Exemptions
- 10/22/2010: Pediatrics Article: Price et al, Prenatal and Infant Exposure to Thimerosal from Vaccines
- 10/22/2010: Talking Points- Pediatrics Article
Fun and Educational Activities
- Flu Fighter Coloring Book is provided compliments of the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases
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