Recommended Childhood Immunization Schedule:
United States, January - December 1999
The immunization schedule is recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).adapted from "Notice to Readers Recommended Childhood Immunization Schedule -- United States, 1999."
Hepatitis B: Three doses are recommended. The second dose should be one month after the initial; the third dose is administered at least two months after the second DTaP: Four doses are recommended. First three doses at 2, 4, and 6 months. Fourth dose adminisered at 15-18 months. Tetanous and diptheria toxoids (Td) are recommended every ten years. H. influenzae type b (Hib): 3 doses are recommended by 15 months of age. Poliovirus: Options include 1) two doses of IPV followed by two doses of OPV or 2) four doses of IPV Rotavirus: Recently incorporated; three doses at 2, 4, 6 months. MMR: Two doses are recommended: one in infancy, and another at 4-6 years of age and no later than 11-12 years. Varicella: Recommended for susceptible children any time after the first birthday. Children older than 13 should receive two doses.
MMWR January 15, 1999. 48(01); 8-16.
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