In the U.S., vaccines have greatly reduced or eliminated many diseases. But the viruses or bacteria that cause these illnesses still exist. And you can still get these diseases if you aren’t immunized (don’t get the vaccine). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends immunization schedules each year for infants, children and adults.

child vaccine schedule

Children from Birth through 6 Years Old

Vaccines are one of the best ways to protect infants and children from infectious diseases.

Immunization Schedule for Children

older children to teen vaccination schedule

Children 7-18 Years Old

Talk to your child’s doctor or nurse about the vaccines recommended for their age.

Immunization Schedule for Preteens and Teens

adult vaccine schedule


Immunity from childhood vaccines can wear off over time. And adults are at risk for different diseases than children.

Immunization Schedule for Adults