Childhood Immunization Series
Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) Recommendation
ACIP recommends vaccinations against hepatitis B, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib), polio, measles, mumps, rubella, varicella (chicken pox), pneumonia, and influenza for average risk children.
The childhood immunization series is highly effective and cost saving.
Before vaccines, many children died from diseases that vaccines now prevent, such as whooping cough, measles, and polio. Although these germs exist today, babies are now protected by vaccines, so we do not see these diseases as often.
Immunizing children protects the health of the community, especially those people who are not immunized, including those who are too young to be vaccinated or cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons.