Recommended Vaccines from Birth to Age 18

April 28, 2022

Vaccines are antigens that help trigger the body's immune system to respond to an attack from a particular disease organism. Therefore, parents and guardians need to present their wards for vaccination at the right time. The vaccine will help your children's bodies build immunity against the disease before it attacks their bodies.

There are different vaccines that your child must take from birth up to the age of eighteen. AFC Urgent Care Waltham provides urgent care services and primary care services to patients. This means we provide vaccines to a variety of patients of different ages. Visit AFC Waltham to receive the necessary vaccines today.

Age 0 –1 year:

When your child is between these ages, they must receive certain vaccines. Immediately after birth and between the 1st and 2nd months, the first and second doses of hepatitis B must be administered to the child. Also, between the 2nd month and 6th month, babies should receive the first dose and Rotavirus's second dose. Others include

  • Diphtheria
  • Tetanus
  • Acellular pertussis
  • Pneumococcal conjugate
  • Inactivated poliovirus
  • Haemophilus influenza type b vaccines

Similarly, between the 6th and 12th months, the 3rd dose of hepatitis B, Diphtheria, and tetanus should be given to children. Others include:

  • Acellular pertussis
  • Pneumococcal conjugate
  • Inactivated poliovirus
  • Haemophilus influenza type b vaccines

You must contact your health provider to determine the administration time of the listed vaccines.

Age 1 to 2 years

Before your child clock in two years of age, the following vaccines must be administered to the child.

  • 4th dose of Diphtheria
  • Tetanus
  • Acellular pertussis
  • Haemophilus influenza type b
  • Pneumococcal conjugate

Also, the 1st dose of measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella must be administered to your child. Also, the 1st and 2nd dose of hepatitis A must be administered to your child between these ages.

Furthermore, your child must collect annual vaccination against influenza (IIV4) or influenza (LAIV4) yearly till the child reaches six years of age.

Age 4 to 6 years

When your child is between these ages, you must ensure that your child receives the 2nd dose of measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella vaccine. Your child must receive inactivated poliovirus 4th dose. Also, it is vital to take Diphtheria 5th dose, tetanus, and acellular pertussis.

Age 11 to 12 years

Your child must receive a meningococcal first dose. A dose of tetanus, the acellular pertussis vaccine, is essential for the immune system to fight disease.

At Age 16

This year, the only recommended vaccine for your child is the 2nd dose of the meningococcal vaccine.

Conclusion

Due to vaccine effectiveness against diseases, you must ensure that your child receives the necessary vaccine at the right time. You must contact your health provider for the vaccination schedule for each vaccine when your child is within the years highlighted above.

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