Vaccination is one of the most effective ways to prevent diseases and keep your family safe. But in recent years, myths and misinformation have created vaccine hesitancy – both delaying vaccinations and leading families to skip them all together.

In fact, about 1 in 5 parents is considered “vaccine hesitant.”

Vaccine hesitancy and misinformation can be dangerous as failure to vaccinate your child can mean putting them at risk of for serious and sometimes fatal illnesses such as polio, measles, mumps, rubella, and more.

At Children’s Home Society of Florida, we understand the importance of vaccinations for your baby’s health and want to help you stay on track with trusted information and guidance for your family.

In honor of Infant Immunization Week, here’s a schedule of recommended vaccinations to keep your infant up-to-date:

  • Birth
    • First dose of Hepatitis B
  • 2 Months
    • First dose diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis
    • First dose polio
    • First dose haemophilus influenza Type B
    • First dose pneumococcal vaccine
    • First dose rotavirus
    • Second dose Hepatitis B
  • 4 Months
    • Third dose Hepatitis B
    • Second dose diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis
    • Second dose polio
    • Second dose haemophilus influenza Type B
    • Second dose pneumococcal vaccine
    • Second dose rotavirus
  • 6 Months
    • Third dose diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis
    • Third dose polio
    • Third dose haemophilus influenza Type B
    • Third dose pneumococcal vaccine
    • Third dose rotavirus
    • Flu vaccine
    • Fourth dose Hepatitis B
  • 12 Months
    • First dose Hepatitis A
    • Measles, mumps, and rubella
    • Chickenpox
  • 15 Months
    • Fourth dose haemophilus influenza Type B
    • Fourth dose pneumococcal vaccine

If you have any questions or concerns, talk to your child’s doctor.

At CHS, we know many expectant and new parents can find it difficult to advocate for their child’s health. Navigating the new do’s and don’ts of parenting may leave you feeling isolated, overwhelmed and frazzled.

With CHS’ Early Childhood Services, our team of professionals provide guidance and encouragement to help you be the best parent you can be through a handful of programs. You can get the help you need for you and your baby in the comfort of your own home.

Aside from helping you understand your child’s growth and development, these programs will help you manage medical appointments to ensure your child receives timely well-baby checks and immunizations. It will also connect you with other community resources, help you learn healthy ways to deal with everyday stress, and so much more.

All CHS Early Childhood services are free, convenient and tailored to each family’s unique needs.

Click here to learn more and apply to enroll today.