Immunization Schedule

This schedule is designed to protect infants and children early in life, when they are most vulnerable and before they are exposed to vaccine-preventable diseases.

Vermont’s schedule follows the current recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practice (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).


Legend Required Child Care Required for School Recommended
Vaccine Birth 2 Months 4 Months 6 Months 12-15 Months 15-18 Months 4-6 Years 11-12 Years 13-18 Years
Haemophilus Influenza type B (Hib) Hib Hib Hib Hib
Pneumococcal (PCV) PCV PCV PCV PCV
Hepatitis B (HepB) HepB HepB HepB
Diphtheria, Tetanus, Perussis(DTaP) DTaP DTaP DTaP  DTaP DTaP
Measels, Mumps, Rubella(MMR) MMR MMR
Varicella (Chicken Pox)* Varicella* Varicella
Tetanus,Diphtheria, Perussis  Tdap
Meningococcal (MCV4) ** MCV4 MCV4
second dose, after age 16
Hepatitis A (HepA) HepA HepA
Rotavirus (RV) RV RV
Human Papillomavirus (HPV) HPV
3 doses over 6 months
Influenza Influenza Every Flu Season

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*Vaccine or documentation of history of disease.
**Recommended for all. Required only for residential students entering 7th grade and newly enrolled in 8-12.