We know that vaccines are an excellent way to keep your children safe and healthy, but which vaccinations are the most important? These are the most up-to-date recommendations for childhood immunizations:
Rotavirus Vaccine (RotaTeq)- This immunization is recommended in a three-dose schedule at ages 2, 4, and 6 months. The first shot should be given when the child is between 6 and 12 weeks old, with the following doses administered in 4 and 10 weeks.
Flu Shot - The influenza vaccine is recommended for all children 6 months and older
Varicella (chickenpox) vaccine- The vaccine for chickenpox should be given to children when they are 12 to 15 months old. The second dose is recommended at ages 4 to 6 years old.
The Human Papillomavirus (HPV) - This vaccine should be given in a three-dose schedule. The second and third doses should be given 2 and 6 months after the initial vaccine.