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Immunization Schedules - Topic Overview

After getting approval from several expert groups, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends the following immunization schedules:

Each year, the CDC reviews the immunization schedules for children and adults and makes new ones as needed.

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To see what vaccines are needed for children who got some shots in Mexico but now get shots in the U.S., go to the CDC website at www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/hcp/child-adolescent.html#binational.

Note: Throughout the year, the CDC may update its recommendations or make new ones. For the most current information on each immunization, go to www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd-vac/default.htm.

For a form you can use to track your child's immunizations, see the childhood immunization record(What is a PDF document?).

For more information, see the topic Immunizations.

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