Latest Vaccination Chart for Babies in the USA
Childhood vaccinations are some of the critical tools to keep your baby healthy and happy. Many of the top childhood diseases can be preventable with vaccinations. Your child should be immunized for all the diseases below and the CDC recommends using the following chart and timetable for babies in the US.
Vaccination chart for babies in the USA
|Birth||1 month||2 months||4 months||6 months||12 months||15
|18 months||19-23 months||2-3 years||4-6 years|
- Varicella vaccine protects against chickenpox whose symptoms include rash, tiredness, headache, fever
- DTaP* vaccine protects against diphtheria and tetanus whose symptoms include Sore throat, mild fever, weakness, swollen glands in the neck
- Hib vaccine protects against Haemophilus influenzae type b. You may have no symptoms unless a bacterium enters the blood.
- HepA vaccine protects against hepatitis A. Symptoms may include fever, stomach pain, loss of appetite, fatigue, vomiting, jaundice (yellowing of skin and eyes), dark urine
- HepB vaccine protects against hepatitis B. Symptoms include fever, headache, weakness, vomiting, jaundice (yellowing of skin and eyes), joint pain
- The flu vaccine protects against influenza. Look out for Fever, muscle pain, sore throat, cough, extreme fatigue
- MMR** vaccine protects against measles, rubella, and mumps. For measles Rash, fever, cough, runny nose, pink eye. For mumps Swollen salivary for Rubella Sometimes rash, fever, swollen lymph nodes glands (under the jaw), fever, headache, tiredness, muscle pain
- DTaP* vaccine protects against pertussis (whooping cough). Symptoms are as follows severe cough, runny nose, apnea (a pause in breathing in infants). For tetanus Stiffness in neck and abdominal muscles, difficulty swallowing, muscle spasms, fever
- IPV vaccine protects against polio. Symptoms include sore throat, fever, nausea, headache
- PCV13 vaccine protects against pneumococcus. Symptoms may include pneumonia (infection in the lungs)
- RV vaccine protects against rotavirus. Symptoms are as follows Diarrhea, fever, vomiting
The vaccination controversy
The anti-vaccine movement in the United States has been growing for years. Fuelled by internet rumors and anti-big pharma sentiment, more and more parents are wary of vaccinating their kids.
An overwhelming majority of American parents have vaccinated their kids. However fringe groups are driving the anti-vaccination movement and it’s having devastating effects.
In 2019, 1,249 measles cases were reported in the United States. This is one of the diseases that could be eliminated via vaccinations.