Childhood Immunization Schedule

Immunizations are vital to your child’s health.

They not only protect your child from deadly diseases like meningitis, measles, chickenpox, whooping cough, flu and others, but they also protect other children your child comes into contact with.

Photo of teen boy getting a vaccine.

How to get immunization for children

If your child already sees an MU Health Care physician, you can simply contact your physician’s office to schedule an immunization appointment. If you don't have a primary care physician, see our primary care locations to find one near you.

Immunizations also are available for children ages 12 and older through our Mizzou Pharmacy locations. Note: Children younger than 18 need a parent or guardian present for immunization.

Childhood immunization schedule

We follow the vaccination schedule recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

2 months

  • Pediarix
  • Prevnar 20
  • HIB
  • Rotavirus

4 months

  • Pediarix
  • Prevnar 20
  • HIB
  • Rotavirus

6 months

  • Pediarix
  • Prevnar 20

9 months

No vaccines required unless behind schedule.

12 months

  • MMR
  • Varicella
  • Hepatitis A

15 months

  • DTap
  • Prevnar 20
  • HIB

18 months

  • Hepatitis A

4-6 years

  • Kinrix
  • Proquad

11 years

  • TDap
  • Menactra
  • HPV dose #1
    • HPV dose #2 is due six months after dose #1.

16 years

  • Menactra


  • *Pediarix (Dtap + Hepatitis B + Polio)
  • Kinrix (Dtap + Polio)
  • Proquad (MMR + Varicella)

Flu vaccinations are recommended each year beginning in September or October.


Download the immunization schedule

Keep track of vaccinations in HEALTHConnect

Track and print your child’s immunization recording in HEALTHConnect.

Visit to get started.

Missouri school requirements

Statewide immunization rules require Missouri students entering eighth and 12th grades to have the meningococcal vaccine (MCV). Students must have one dose of the vaccine before eighth grade and two doses of the vaccine before 12th grade, unless the first dose was administered when the student was 16 or older.

Meningococcal vaccines protect against dangerous meningococcal diseases. These diseases, caused by bacteria, can infect the spine and brain. Without quick care, these conditions can cause brain damage, long-term disability and even death.

All incoming eighth grade students also need the Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis) vaccine.

Tdap vaccines protect your child from tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis. These dangerous conditions can cause lockjaw (tetanus), serious breathing problems, pneumonia and even death. Vaccines are the best way to prevent these conditions.

Columbia Public Schools requirements

Columbia Public Schools requires an record of the following immunizations from an authorized health care provider or public agency (month/day/year is required for all immunization dates).

  • Immunizations for polio, DTP, measles, mumps, rubella (MMR), hepatitis B and meningitis are required.
  • Varicella vaccine(s) or proof of disease (chickenpox) is required for all students.
    • Students in grades kindergarten through 10 only, must provide a signed note from the health care provider with the month and year of the disease as proof of disease.
    • For students in grades 11 and 12, proof of disease shall be a signed note from the parent/guardian or health care provider with the month and year of the disease.

Visit the Columbia Public Schools website for the latest information.