Vaccine Schedule


Use this easy-to-read guide to determine when your child needs vaccines.

Altering the vaccine schedule

If you have thought about altering the recommended immunization schedule for your child or are looking for guidance about this issue, read more here.

Other schedule issues

Do you have questions about the vaccine schedule, how to locate immunization records or registries? Find answers to all of that and more in this section.

Schedule considerations for specific groups

Some groups of people have special needs that should be considered in regard to vaccinations. In some cases our jobs may require extra protection, such as healthcare and childcare workers. In some situations, such as when traveling, immune-compromised, pregnant or breastfeeding, vaccine questions may arise. And, in addition, some children have special vaccine needs, such as adoptees and pre-term infants.

Reviewed by Paul A. Offit, MD on November 04, 2014

Materials in this section are updated as new information and vaccines become available. The Vaccine Education Center staff regularly reviews materials for accuracy.

You should not consider the information in this site to be specific, professional medical advice for your personal health or for your family's personal health. You should not use it to replace any relationship with a physician or other qualified healthcare professional. For medical concerns, including decisions about vaccinations, medications and other treatments, you should always consult your physician or, in serious cases, seek immediate assistance from emergency personnel.