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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I use this tool?
A great place to start is with the QuickStart Guide
Why are there two tool choices on the home page?
The two choices do two things:
  1. Tools will differ in information presentation and default settings depending your affiliation
  2. Help developers tailor future modifications to the specific needs of each audience
What is the difference between the online scheduler and the desktop scheduler tools?
The online tool (this version) can be run from any major browser. The 2 other desktop scheduler tools can be downloaded and run on a local Windows desktop machine. The adolescent and adult desktop tools will eventually be supported by one online tool:
  1. Online version of Childhood Catch-Up Immunization Scheduler (ages 0 through 6 years) (this version)
  2. Desktop version of Adolescent Immunization Scheduler (ages 7 through 18 years)
  3. Desktop version of Adult Immunization Scheduler (ages 18+)
If you are still interested in downloading the desktop version of these tools, please see the below links.
  1. Catch-up Immunization Scheduler: For children ages 6 and younger (zip file 123KB)
  2. Adolescent Immunization Scheduler: For children and adolescents ages 7 through 18 (zip file 284KB)
  3. Adult Immunization Scheduler: For adults ages 19 and older (zip file 275KB)
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 and Young Children.
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. You can use the tool on a mobile device and create a catch-up schedule; however, you cannot save, upload or print.
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.

* Note: Please be sure to sign up for email updates so that when the scheduler is updated, you will receive notification.

Disclaimer: This immunization schedule is based on the 2014 Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedule recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). This schedule 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. If you have questions or concerns, consult your child's physician or other healthcare professional for advice about your child's immunization schedule.

QUALIFICATION: Some of the information in this application is supplied and tested by the CDC yearly. The vaccine recommendations follow the ACIP guidelines and vaccination schedule. GA Tech has used its best efforts to accurately portray immunization application, but cannot guarantee if it is outdated or incomplete. GA Tech and the CDC is not licensed to practice medicine or pharmacology, and this tool does not constitute such practice.

Last Review Date: March 3, 2014