What vaccines do most doctors recommend for kids? A breakdown by age

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As the COVID-19 vaccine rollout continues, it got us thinking: What’s a list of common vaccines that children typically receive?

We looked it up with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention -- and here’s what the group listed online about these necessary vaccines for kids.

A breakdown by age, according to the CDC.


Before a woman gets pregnant, it’s recommended that she receives an MMR vaccine. During pregnancy, the Tdap vaccine to help protect against whooping cough and the flu vaccine are recommended.


Shortly after a baby is born, he or she should get a Hepatitis B shot (first dose.)

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