We recommend well child check-ups at the ages listed in the chart on the Patient Info page in the Well Child Visits section of this website.  Immunizations will be given at appropriate check-up visits according to a schedule approved by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP).  To view our policy, go to Pediatric Healthcare on Immunizations.

The following immunizations or immunization series are recommended for the designated age groups:

Vaccine Abbreviations:

DTaP: Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis
IPV: Inactivated Polio
HIB: Haemophilus Influenza Type B
PCV: Pneumococcal Conjugate
Rota: Rotavirus
Hep B: Hepatitis B
MMR: Measles, Mumps, Rubella
Varicella: Chickenpox
Tdap: Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis
MCV4: Meningococcoal
HPV: Human Papilloma Virus

Birth to 2 Years
DTaP, IPV, HIB, PCV, Hep B, MMR, Varicella, Rota

4 to 5 Years
DTaP, MMR, IPV, Varicella

12 to 18 Years

Tdap, MCV4, HPV, Hep B (if not previously received),

Varicella (if not previously received)


The Influenza vaccine is recommended seasonally.


Vaccines required by the Alabama Board of Health for daycare and school attendance include: DTaP, IPV, HIB, PCV, Varicella, MMR, Tdap

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) produces Vaccine Information Sheets (VIS) on each immunization.  The VIS sheets are available in many languages.  For example: KoreanSpanish, Japanese, French, German, etc.

Learn more at the CDC web page, For Parents: Vaccines for Your Children.