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History of Vaccine Schedule

414% Increase In Vaccines Given to U.S. Children

In 1950, your child would have received 7 vaccines by the age of 6. Let’s fast forward to 2013.

If you follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) endorsed annual childhood vaccine schedule, your child will receive over 36 vaccines by the time they are 6 years of age!

Will you over-vaccinate your child?

Before you see the dramatic increase in the vaccines given to children, please take a look at how many vaccines are given to children in the United States compared with other countries around the world.

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YearFrequencyNumber of Vaccines Given
Vaccine
19503 Months1Pertussis Vaccine
19504 Months1Pertussis Vaccine
19505 Months1Pertussis Vaccine
19506 Months2Diphtheria-Tetanus Toxoid
Smallpox Vaccine
19507 Months1Diphtheria-Tetanus Toxoid
195011 Months1Pertussis Vaccine
Total Vaccines for 19507
19742 Months2Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (DTP)
Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV)
19744 Months2Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (DTP)
Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV)
19746 Months2Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (DTP)
Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV)
197412 Months1Measles Vaccine
19741-12 years2Mumps Vaccine
Rubella Vaccine
197418 Months2Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (DTP)
Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV)
19744 to 6 Years2Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (DTP)
Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV)
Total Vaccines for 197413
19832 Months2Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (DTP)
Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV)
19834 Months2Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (DTP)
Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV)
19836 Months1Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (DTP)
198315 Months1Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)
198318 Months1Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)
198348 Months2Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (DTP)
Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV)
Total Vaccines for 198310
2013Prenatal1Influenza (IIV)
2013Birth1Hepatitis B (HepB)
20132 Months5Diphtheria, Tetanus, a. Pertussis (DTaP)
Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)
Inactivated Polio Vaccine (IPV)
Pneumococcal conjugate Vaccine (PCV)
Rotavirus (RV)
20134 Months6Hepatitis B (HepB)
Diphtheria, Tetanus, a. Pertussis (DTaP)
Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)
Inactivated Polio Vaccine (IPV)
Pneumococcal conjugate Vaccine (PCV)
Rotavirus (RV)
20136 Months7Hepatitis B (HepB)
Diphtheria, Tetanus, a. Pertussis (DTaP)
Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)
Inactivated Polio Vaccine (IPV)
Pneumococcal conjugate Vaccine (PCV)
Rotavirus (RV)
Influenza (IIV)
201312 Months5Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)
Hepatitis A (Hep A)
Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)
Pneumococcal conjugate Vaccine (PCV)
Varicella (VAR)
201315 Months1Diphtheria, Tetanus, a.Pertussis (DTaP)
201318 Months2Hepatitis A (Hep A)
Influenza (IIV)
201330 Months1Influenza (IIV)
201342 Months1Influenza (IIV)
201348 Months4Diphtheria, Tetanus, a. Pertussis (DTaP)
Inactivated Polio Vaccine (IPV)
Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)
Varicella (VAR)
201354 Months1Influenza (IIV)
201366 Months1Influenza (IIV)
Total Vaccines for 201336
[contentbox headline=”References” type=”normal”]

Merck Manual 8th ed. Basic Immunization Schedule – Optional Schedule No. 1. 1950. pg. 1462.

2013 Centers for Disease Control Vaccination Schedule[/contentbox]

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