Vaccine Info

Vaccine Schedule

To prepare for your visit, see below for information on Virginia Mason's recommended vaccine schedule based on the CDC guidelines. For more information or to schedule a visit with a Virginia Mason pediatrician in your location, see our locations.

Virginia Mason Recommended Schedule Based on CDC Guidelines

Age Recommended Vaccine
 Birth  HepB in hospital
 2 months  DTaP, IPV, HepB, Hib, PCV13, Rotavirus
 4 months  DTaP, IPV, [HepB*], Hib, PCV13, Rotavirus
 6 months  DTaP, IPV, HepB, Hib, PCV13, Rotavirus
 6 months through adulthood  Influenza (yearly, fall/winter)
 12 months  MMR, PCV13, HepA
 15 months  DTaP, Hib, Varicella (chicken pox)
 18-24 months  HepA
 4 years  DTaP, IPV, MMR, Varicella
 11 years  Tdap, Meningococcal
 11-20 years  HPV (series of 3 doses over 6 months)
 16-18 years  Meningococcal

Many of these vaccines can be given using combination products, reducing the number of shots required. Examples include:

Pentacel = DTaP + IPV + Hib
Pediarix = DTaP + IPV + HepB
Kinrix = DTaP + IPV (for age 4 through 6)
ProQuad = MMR + Varicella

*Need for HepB at 4 months depends on combination products used

Schedule may be adjusted for your child's needs, vaccination status, and vaccine availability.

Vaccine Information

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) outline the recommended vaccinations to be given. Listed below are links to common childhood vaccines, recommended vaccine schedules, a Parents' Guide to Immunizations and other immunization information.