Immunization Schedules

Find current immunization schedules (from the CDC) for children ages birth through 6 years old, catch-up schedules for children birth to 18 years old and the adult schedule by vaccine and age group.

Infectious Diseases: Prevention and Management

Preventing and managing communicable disease in early childhood programs can reduce the rate of illnesses. Learn strategies for controlling the spread of germs and protecting children and adults from getting sick.

Tuberculosis

Learn the facts about Tuberculosis, how to prevent it and what to do if someone in your program has it.

Measles

Learn the facts about the Measles, how to prevent it and what to do if someone in your program has it.

Mumps Vaccine: Preventable Diseases Infographic

Check out the infographic below to learn why the best way to protect against mumps is to get the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine. Doctors recommend that all children get the MMR vaccine to be protected from these three potentially serious diseases.

Immunization of Caregivers/Teachers

Caregivers/teachers should be current with all immunizations routinely recommended for adults by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as shown in the “Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule”. The local or state health department will be able to provide guidelines for exclusion requirements.

Unimmunized Children

Programs must identify children in their care who are not immunized, and the reason. The local or state health department will be able to provide guidelines for exclusion requirements.

Infants and Vaccines: Answering Parents’ Questions

Vaccines, also called immunizations, are a safe and effective way to protect children from many common diseases. If parents delay or avoid child vaccinations, they can put their child and others at risk for potentially dangerous diseases.