When it comes to child health, the information available to parents and pediatricians can be overwhelming. Fortunately, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) can help cut through the clutter. Our 60,000 member pediatricians are committed to the physical, mental and social well-being of all infants, children, teens and young adults – and all of the information you'll find here is supported by scientific research.
The following schedules indicate the recommended ages for routine administration of currently licensed vaccines for children. Any dose not administered at the recommended age should be administered at a subsequent visit, when indicated and feasible.
Influenza, including 2009 H1N1 (swine flu), is a vaccine-preventable illness. Getting the flu vaccine is the best way to protect you and your family from getting this disease.
2009 H1N1 influenza vaccine is now widely available. If you, your children or members of your family have not been vaccinated yet, now is a good time.