Baby Vaccinations: What to expect

Baby Vaccinations:  What to expect

Good for you! Going to all those checkups and getting your almost 2-year-old immunized on time is a great accomplishment and a wonderful investment in your child's healthy future. Get more details on shots.

She may need booster shots a few years down the line (generally sometime between four and six years and again between the ages of 11 and 16), but for the most part, your child should have her vaccinations taken care of by the time she's two. That includes shots for:

  • Polio
  • Diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis
  • Measles, mumps, and rubella
  • Chicken pox
  • The pneumococcal disease
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hemophilus influenza type B
  • Hepatitis A (only for certain groups)

If your child still hasn't gotten all of her immunizations, mention it to your healthcare provider. Completing the regular vaccination schedule before age two is a national health goal and should be an individual priority as well.

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