Recommended Childhood Vaccines for Americans

Can you name the 16 vaccines that the CDC recommends all children in the U.S. receive? There is also a bonus vaccine, which was previously administered.
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Last updated: July 24, 2020
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Age at First Shot
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Vaccination
birth
Virus (given before 1972)
Smallpox
birth
Virus
Hepatitis B
2 months
Virus
Rotavirus
2 months
3-in-1 vaccine against bacteria
Diphtheria
2 months
Whooping Cough
2 months
Tetanus
2 months
Bacteria
Haemophilus influenzae
2 months
Bacteria
Pneumococcus
2 months
Virus
Polio
6 months
Virus (annual)
Influenza
1 year
3-in-1 vaccine against viruses
Measles
1 year
Mumps
1 year
Rubella
1 year
Virus
Chicken Pox
1 year
Virus
Hepatitis A
1 year
Bacteria
Meningococcus
11-12 years
Virus
HPV
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Level 80
Jul 24, 2020
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Level 61
Jan 21, 2019
Good Quiz!
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Level 74
Jun 30, 2020
This list still wouldn’t be long enough to convince those parents to vaccinate their children.
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Level 81
Jul 24, 2020
Vaccines cause adults.
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Level 61
Jul 24, 2020
*applause to bob's comment*.
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Level 78
Jun 30, 2020
This was hard. I had to think about diseases that people don't get any more. I'm not old enough to remember people getting these diseases (other than the flu).
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Level 77
Jun 30, 2020
Meningococcus is the one you're looking for, a "meningitis vaccine" isn't possible
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Level ∞
Jun 30, 2020
Okay.
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Level 79
Jun 30, 2020
Isn't "pneumococcal" the adjective form of the name? Seems like the answer should be either pneumococcal disease, or pneumococcus.
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Level ∞
Jun 30, 2020
Changed to pneumococcus.
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Level 62
Jun 30, 2020
It's a shame that the list is this long. It will soon add COVID I'm sure. There's just so many diseases nowadays......
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Level 71
Jul 1, 2020
"nowadays" - as if disease is a new thing. The longer this list gets, the better.
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Level 70
Jul 1, 2020
None of these diseases are new, the whole point is to limit their spread and hopefully eradicate some of them through vaccination.
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Level 85
Jul 1, 2020
That's why smallpox is no longer administered - and that's definitely a good thing.
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Level 71
Jul 24, 2020
No it's not. It's great that the list is this long, and that the vaccines exist.
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Level 80
Jul 25, 2020
Freak... for the love of god stop reading the Epoch Times and get some real information if you're going to keep posting online.
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Level 42
Jul 28, 2020
BusinessFreak. Perhaps if you read up on vaccines rather than posting crap on websites and voting for Kanye West, you'd know that they contain small amounts of the virus they are tackling, so that your body knows how to combat the virus if they actually get the real thing. So perhaps that's why your family got flu symptoms three days after getting the vaccine.
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Level 70
Jul 5, 2020
Why aren't we vaccinated for cholera? I died of cholera at least 500 times in elementary school. So annoying.
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Level 83
Jul 24, 2020
Not as annoying as dying of boredom once a day for 12 years.
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Level 55
Jul 24, 2020
in grade school it was always typhoid for me
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Level 70
Jul 24, 2020
I know this is an Oregon Trail joke, but in case people are interested, we don't need to vaccinate against cholera because it's been controlled (in developed countries) through water sanitation. It's amazing how much we take for granted that people in the past didn't have (and in many places people still don't) -- vaccines, clean water, safe food and a stable food supply, etc.
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Level 48
Jul 24, 2020
also a fun fact, cholera vaccine is one of the worst vaccines since you only have immunity for like half a year or so. People who live in endemic regions can get it 5-6 times in a lifetime
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Level 52
Jul 24, 2020
I got desperate and started randomly guessing. Rabies apparently is not on the list no matter how many times I typed it.
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Level 80
Jul 24, 2020
Yes, the rabies vaccine is not included in the standard set of vaccines recommended to everyone. It can be given after a suspected exposure, or before participating in circumstances of elevated risk.
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Level 72
Jul 24, 2020
Please accept Streptococcus Pneumoniae (Strep Pneumo), which is Pneumococcus, and Neisseria Meningitidis, which is Meningococcus.
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Level 55
Jul 24, 2020
Some minor differences with the UK schedule but got chickenpox eventually!
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Level 66
Jul 24, 2020
I still have the smallpox vaccination mark on my arm. I'm old.
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Level 49
Jul 24, 2020
I missed the original vaccine by a year but they caught up with me in the service. That was the worst vaccine I've ever had
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Level 50
Jul 28, 2020
I have one too. They still give them to military members on deployment.
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Level 78
Jul 24, 2020
So for the 1st year of your life, you're basically a human pin cushion.
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Level 78
Jul 24, 2020
I used to be terrified of needles. One time I had to get a shot and my mom promised to take me to buy me a Matchbox if I didn't cry. It was touch-and-go for a moment, but I held it together and we went to the store and got my reward. Mom was so proud of me. My wife, on the other hand, was completely embarrassed. :-)
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Level 43
Jul 24, 2020
This is great.
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Level 78
Jul 24, 2020
:)
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Level 78
Jul 24, 2020
I remembered rotavirus but couldn't think of polio. I should have remembered the early 1960s, standing in that long line waiting to receive a sugar cube with pink syrup on it. We all knew someone who'd had polio, and it seemed as though the entire town turned out to get their free vaccine provided by the government.
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Level 77
Jul 25, 2020
It's amazing how far we've come on vaccines. I was born in the 80s and we only got half these vaccines then. I got chicken pox naturally and it was awful. I remember the Hep B vaccine came out in the 90s and we all got it at school.
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Level 69
Sep 10, 2020
The vaccine is now called the Meningococcal Vaccine, and it is typically administered at age 11-12, but the minimum age is 2 months, so I'm confused as to what the "age at first shot" for that one means.