Immunizations from Birth to One Year
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends these vaccines during baby’s first year:
- Diphtheria, tetanus and acellular pertussis (DTaP)—Babies receive this vaccine during 2-, 4-, and 6-month well visits.
- Hepatitis B—This vaccine is administered at birth, between the first and second months of age, and again between ages 6 and18 months.
- Polio—Expect baby to receive a polio vaccine at 2- and 4-month visits, as well as between 6 and 18 months.
- Haemophilus influenza (Hib)—Depending on the vaccine your physician uses, your baby may receive this injection at 2, 4, 6 and 12 to 15 months.
- Pneumococcal vaccine—Babies receive this vaccine at 2, 4 and 6 months.
- Rotavirus—This two-dose vaccine is administered at 2 and 4 months of age.
- Influenza (the flu)—Everyone over the age of 6 months needs an annual flu shot. The first time your baby receives the vaccine, he will get two doses that are spread one month apart.