Six-month checkup time!
It is important to check your baby’s growth and development often because he or she is changing so fast. Write down any questions you have so you can ask them at your baby’s six-month checkup.
Protect your baby this flu season
This will be the first flu season your baby can get flu vaccine. Your baby should receive flu vaccine every flu season from now on. He or she will need two doses spread at least one month apart for the best protection. The vaccine protects your baby throughout flu season. Infants and young children who get the flu are more likely to develop complications and be hospitalized. For the best protection make sure everyone who has contact with your baby is also vaccinated against the flu.
Immunizations at six months
Babies need vaccines because the diseases they can prevent often strike at an early age. An infant who gets a disease that could have been prevented by a vaccine may have serious health problems that can last a lifetime. For the earliest and best protection, your baby needs to complete each vaccine series on time.
Your baby may be due for the following recommended vaccines at the six-month checkup:
- Rotavirus (RV)
- Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (DTaP)
- Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)
- Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV)
- Hepatitis B (HepB)
- Inactivated Polio Vaccine (IPV)
- Flu (Influenza)
Some babies may need additional vaccines if they have certain medical conditions. Talk to your baby’s doctor or nurse if you have questions. Keep your baby’s Lifetime Immunization Record in a safe place and bring it to every visit. You will need this record for child care and school.
More Immunization Information
See the Recommended Immunization Schedule for Children from Birth to Age 6.
Find more information on diseases and the vaccines that can prevent them online and in the following brochures: