This came up in our roll call thread. We have many countries represented here. What are the different schedules?
2 months: Dtap-IPV-Hib; Pneu; Roto
4 months: Dtap-IPV-Hib; Pneu; Roto
6 months: Dtap-IPV-Hib
12 months: Pneu; MenC; MMR
15 months: Varicella
18 months: Dtap-IPV-Hib
4-6 years: Dtap; MMRV
Grade 7: MenC; HepB
Grade 8 females: HPV
14-16 years: Tdap
Every year: Flu
I have a few comments. One is that there aren't that many vaccines! My son is 21 months now, and we're done until he's 4. He won't remember getting any of his vaccines, basically.
Another is that, as you can see, they give HepB to children in Grade 7 in Canada. I know that in the US, they give it at birth. That is a fairly large difference in approach. In Canada, they consider it to be a sexually transmitted disease, and give it to teenagers before they reproduce. It's prophylactic. In the US, they assume that teenagers haven't had the vaccine (which is a good assumption, because of health care problems), have then contracted HepB, and are protecting babies from their mothers' assumed HepB. Hmmmm. Many people think of getting the shot at birth as getting it "early", but really it's the other way around--giving it to teenagers pre-birth is really thinking earlier of the babies to come.
Also, as you can see, HPV is only on the schedule for girls. It is likely that it will be required by both sexes by the time my son is a teenager; if not, we'll get that one for him as an extra.
So... post your schedules and comments!