Pediatric Immunization Schedule

Protecting your child from germs that can make them sick is a top concern for parents – especially as we enter into cold and flu season.

Pediatric Immunization Schedule: A Guide for Parents

Staying up to date with your child’s immunization schedule can be a challenge. However, it is important to remember that these vaccines are designed to protect infants and children during their most vulnerable years.

Why Are Immunizations Important?

Vaccines help to eradicate harmful diseases completely. Many diseases that were once deadly—like diphtheria or rubella—are no longer a serious threat thanks to pediatric immunizations They do, however, still exist. If your child were to come into contact with one of these diseases (measles, for example), their immune system would not have the antibodies to fight the disease naturally, as it could with a common cold.

The caring kids’ doctors at AGC Pediatrics know that maintaining current vaccinations is important to your child’s health. To make things simple, we have provided you with this schedule.  Colored columns indicate that the vaccine may be given at any point within that age range. 

What Immunizations Do and How They Can Protect Your Child

  • HepB: Protects against hepatitis B, which is spread through direct contact with blood or bodily fluids. Hepatitis B often shows no symptoms, which is why it is so important for infants to be immunized.
  • RV: Protects against rotavirus—a contagious virus which can lead to severe diarrhea, vomiting, and fever.
  • DTaP: This protects against diphtheria and whooping cough, as well as tetanus. 
  • PCV: This vaccine protects children from pneumococcus, which can lead to infection of the blood, bacterial meningitis, and even death.
  • IPV: Protects against polio. This vaccine is widely responsible for the complete eradication of polio in the United States.
  • MMR: Protects children from the measles, mumps and rubella, which are transmitted through the air and direct contact.
  • Varicella: The chickenpox vaccine is very important as chickenpox can be spread through the air, in addition to direct contact.

Child and Adolescent Immunization Schedule by Age

Recommendations for ages 18 years or younger according to the CDC.

Recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices and approved by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Academy of Family Physicians, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, American College of Nurse-Midwives, American Academy of Physician Associates, and National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners.

Pediatric Immunizations at AGC Pediatrics

No one likes getting shots, but the staff at AGC Pediatrics provides compassionate and expert care to all of our patients in a friendly and comfortable environment. AGC Pediatrics is a faith-based practice that serves newborns up to young adults (up to age 21) with locations in Calhoun, Sonoraville and Cartersville, GA.

Call (706) 625-5900 to schedule a visit today with one of our friendly and experienced pediatricians.