TABLE 2-1  Recommended Schedule for Routine Active Immunization of Infants and Childrena

Age

DTPb

OPVc

MMRd

Hibe Schedule Af

Hibe Schedule Bg

Hep Bh (Option 1)

Hep Bh (Option 2)

At birth (before hospital discharge)

         

Hep B

 

1–2 months

         

Hep B

Hep B

2 monthsi

DTP

OPV

 

Hib A

Hib B

   

4 months

DTP

OPV

 

Hib A

Hib B

 

Hep B

6 months

DTP

OPVj

 

Hib A

     

6–18 months

         

Hep B

Hep B

12–15 months

   

MMR

Hib Ak

Hib Bk

   

15 months

DTaP/DTPl

           

4–6 years (before school entry)

DTaP/DTP

OPV

MMRm

       

aFor details on each vaccine, on minimum age at first dose, and on minimum intervals between doses, consult the most recent recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (CDC, 1994c).

bDTP: Diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis vaccine.

cOPV: Live oral polio vaccine.

dMMR: Measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine.

eHib: Haemophilus influenzae type b conjugate vaccine. Combined DTP and Hib vaccines are also available. Recommended schedules vary by manufacturer. For recommendations specific to the vaccine being used, consult the package insert.



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