Immunization Schedule Recommended by Lake Forest Pediatrics

Our practice follows the immunization guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Follow this link to review a copy of our practice’s vaccine policy.

For detailed immunization information from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) please visit or

For a schedule of CDC-recommended vaccinations and the diseases they prevent click here.

Recommended immunizations from birth through 16 years old

For a printable version of this chart, click here to download.

The following schedule has been adopted for patients who are in the practice from birth.

BirthHepatitis B #1
1 MonthHepatitis B #2 (Minimum 28 days after dose #1)
2 MonthsDaPT – IPV – HIB (Pentacel) #1
Prevnar #1
RotaTeq #1*
4 MonthsDaPT – IPV – HIB (Pentacel) #2
Prevnar #2
RotaTeq #2*
6 MonthsDaPT – IPV – HIB (Pentacel) #3
Prevnar #3
RotaTeq #3*
9 MonthsHepatitis B #3
12 MonthsMMR #1
Varivax #1
Prevnar #4
CBC (lead if necessary)
15 MonthsDaPT – IPV – HIB (Pentacel) #4
Hepatitis A #1
18 Months
2 YearsHepatitis A #2
Lead (if necessary)
4 YearsDaPT #5
IPV #4
5 YearsMMR #2
Varivax #2**
CBC, UA (lead if necessary)
11 YearsTdap
Meningococcal #1 (Menactra)
16 YearsMeningococcal #2
16-18YearsMeningococcal B (Bexsero)****

Flu vaccine age 6 months and older per seasonal recommendations.

PPD test if indicated by risk factors.

*RotaTeq should be started at 6-14 weeks of age, given at 2 months, 4 months, 6 months of age and completed by 32 weeks of age.

**Varivax booster recommended for age 5 and can be given at all check-ups thereafter to catch up.

***HPV is given as a 2-dose series (dose #2 given 6-12 months after dose 1) when started before age 15. A 3-dose series (dose #2 is given 1-2 months after first dose, and dose #3 is given 6 months after first dose) is needed for those who start the series at age 15 or older and those with certain immunodeficient conditions.

****Meningococcal B is a 2-dose series. Dose #2 is given at least 1 month after the first dose.

Message to Our Patients

Due to increased illnesses in the area, unfortunately, call hold times may be longer than usual. Our staff are working to get to everyone, and we apologize for any inconvenience.