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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I use this tool?
A great place to start is with the QuickStart Guide
Why can’t I modify/delete a date from the dosage history?
Dosage dates are sequential and dependent on each other. To modify Dose 2 of a series, you must delete Dose 3. You can enter in Dose 3 again after you change Dose 2.
Why do I want to save the history?
You can save the vaccination history to you desktop to be uploaded by the tool later on. You may want to do this to modify/update the dosage history, for planning reasons, to keep a record of your child’s dosage history. Save the history file in a location where you will remember to look when it is time to upload it.
How can I save my schedule using a different name than history.json?
If you enter a name into the screen, it will save that name as the file name. The extension, .json, will remain the same.
I only want to save the image of the generated schedule, not the history information. How can I do that?
We suggest that you print out the image for yourself at this moment. You can generate the schedule using the website at any time from saving then uploading the history information into the tool.
What do AD, CD, OD, and PD mean?
AD - Administered Dosage (the dosages you have entered already in the tool), CD – Catch-up Dosage (Recommended dosages to catch the patient up to the recommended schedule), OD – On-time Dosage (Dosages that are set to be given on time given the birthdate and dosage history provided), PD- Pre-emptive Dosage (Dosages given at the minimal feasible time, they are given when accelerated schedule is selected)
What do these vaccinations prevent?
Visit the CDC for additional information for Parents and specific to Infants/Toddlers.
The calendar tool does not allow me to enter in the date that I want, what is wrong?
The calendar tool allows only birthdates within the age range of the childhood tool. It also restricts dosage dates based on the previous dosage in a series and the patient’s birthdate. Possibly the dates you are entering are out of range.
The tool won’t allow me to save my schedule on my mobile phone, why not?
Some devices will generate a vaccination schedule, however, mobile devices are not yet officially supported. Some functions (notably Print/Load/Save) will not work.
How can I get more help with the generated schedule?
Contact your Health Provider directly or email your question to NCIRDwebteam@cdc.gov
Can I use this tool on my Mac?
Yes, this tool works on both Mac and PCs. It has been tested in Firefox, IE, Chrome, and Safari browsers. Further testing is being done for mobile devices. If you should run into any problems, please contact the NCIRDwebteam@cdc.gov.
Can you use this tool on a mobile device?
Currently the tool is not optimized for use on a smartphone or tablet. However, You can use the tool on a mobile device and create a catch-up schedule, Print and Save or Load to/from iCloud.
How can I provide feedback on this tool?
Email feedback to NCIRDwebteam@cdc.gov
My question was not answered here, what do I do?
Email your question to NCIRDwebteam@cdc.gov for additional help.

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DISCLAIMER: This immunization schedule is based on the 2017 Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedule recommended by the ACIP, AAP, and AAFP. This parent-friendly tool provides generally recommended dates for immunizations based on your child's birth date. Some diseases or treatments for disease affect the immune system. For children with these diseases or for children receiving these treatments, the recommended immunization schedule may need to be modified. Consult your child's physician or other healthcare professional for advice about your child's immunization schedule.

QUALIFICATION: Georgia Tech has used its best efforts to accurately portray immunization application, but cannot guarantee if it is outdated,incomplete, or accurate in all cases. Health Care Professionals should not use this tool for immunization decisions. Georgia Tech and the CDC are not licensed to practice medicine or pharmacology, and this tool does not constitute such practice.

Last Review Date: April 28, 2017

Schedule recommended by:

  1. Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices(ACIP)
  2. American Academy of Pediatrics(AAP)
  3. American Academy of Family Physicians(AAFP).