Ages 0-6 Years
UNITED STATES • 2012
2 years old and older with certain medical
conditions may need a dose of pneumococcal vaccine
(PPSV) and meningococcal vaccine (MCV4). See
vaccine-specific recommendations at
b. Two doses given at
least four weeks apart are
recommended for children aged 6 months through 8
years of age who are getting a flu vaccine for the
c. Two doses of HepA
vaccine are needed for lasting
protection. The first dose of HepA vaccine should be
given between 12 months and 23 months of age. The
second dose should be given 6 to 18 months later.
HepA vaccination may be given to any child 12 months
and older to protect against HepA. Children and
adolescents who did not receive the HepA vaccine and
are at high-risk, should be vaccinated against HepA.
Note: Don't start over if shots are
missed; just go back to the doctor for the next shot. Talk
with your doctor if you have any questions.
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November 22, 2013