Mnemonics for Pediatric Vaccine schedule?

  1. Does anyone have mnemonics to share for the pediatric vaccinations or any OB they would like to share? Thanks
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  3. by   sm06902
    Quote from LoopsRN2
    Does anyone have mnemonics to share for the pediatric vaccinations or any OB they would like to share? Thanks
    Hopefully I'll be able to explain this in a way that makes sense, but this is how I remember them. It might sound complicated but write it out as you read this and I'm sure you'll get it!

    First, make a chart with four columns. Label them BIRTH, 2mo, 4mo, and 6mo. In each column, you will have 1 vaccination, 6 vaccinations, 5, and 6 respectively. (I just remember 1,6,5,6).

    The only vaccine at birth is HEP B. At two months, you get Hep B, IPV, Dtap, Pneumo, Rota, and Hib (6 vaccines). 4 months, you get all of them except Hep B (5 vaccines). 6 months you get all of them, just remember Hep B and IPV can range anywhere from 6-18 months (6 vaccines at 6 months, plus remembering the ranges for Hep B and IPV...this is why I write them first!)

    Hopefully that made sense.

    Now I remember the letters H,P,M,D (I remember this by saying Hewlett Packard, M.D. (as in doctor) haha.

    Hib 12-15 months
    Pneumo 12-18 mo
    MMR 12-18 mo
    Dtap 15-18 mo

    I remember the numbers by saying that the first three have 12's on the right side, last three have 18's on the left side, and 15s in the corners.

    Now for 4-6years I remember DIM (as in Dtap, IPV, and MMR).


    Hopefully that helps, I know it seems like a lot but definitely better than just trying to memorize!
    Last edit by sm06902 on May 26, '12 : Reason: correction
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  5. by   GoosbyLPN
    thanx
  6. by   jagged777

    Thanks a lot that site is a gold mine. I appreciate it.
  7. by   akanini
    Very helpful. Thanks guys.
  8. by   lillymarch
    Great mnemonic!! So helpful, thank you
  9. by   turnforthenurse
    This is great. I wish I had come across this when I was in my peds rotation!
  10. by   chatcha
    Quote from sm06902

    Hopefully I'll be able to explain this in a way that makes sense, but this is how I remember them. It might sound complicated but write it out as you read this and I'm sure you'll get it!

    First, make a chart with four columns. Label them BIRTH, 2mo, 4mo, and 6mo. In each column, you will have 1 vaccination, 6 vaccinations, 5, and 6 respectively. (I just remember 1,6,5,6).

    The only vaccine at birth is HEP B. At two months, you get Hep B, IPV, Dtap, Pneumo, Rota, and Hib (6 vaccines). 4 months, you get all of them except Hep B (5 vaccines). 6 months you get all of them, just remember Hep B and IPV can range anywhere from 6-18 months (6 vaccines at 6 months, plus remembering the ranges for Hep B and IPV...this is why I write them first!)

    Hopefully that made sense.

    Now I remember the letters H,P,M,D (I remember this by saying Hewlett Packard, M.D. (as in doctor) haha.

    Hib 12-15 months
    Pneumo 12-18 mo
    MMR 12-18 mo
    Dtap 15-18 mo

    I remember the numbers by saying that the first three have 12's on the right side, last three have 18's on the left side, and 15s in the corners.

    Now for 4-6years I remember DIM (as in Dtap, IPV, and MMR).

    Hopefully that helps, I know it seems like a lot but definitely better than just trying to memorize!
    This is great .. Thanks for sharing
  11. by   heard1645
    heard1645@gmail.com

    Hopefully I'll be able to explain this in a way that makes sense, but this is how I remember them. It might sound complicated but write it out as you read this and I'm sure you'll get it!

    First, make a chart with four columns. Label them BIRTH, 2mo, 4mo, and 6mo. In each column, you will have 1 vaccination, 6 vaccinations, 5, and 6 respectively. (I just remember 1,6,5,6).

    The only vaccine at birth is HEP B. At two months, you get Hep B, IPV, Dtap, Pneumo, Rota, and Hib (6 vaccines). 4 months, you get all of them except Hep B (5 vaccines). 6 months you get all of them, just remember Hep B and IPV can range anywhere from 6-18 months (6 vaccines at 6 months, plus remembering the ranges for Hep B and IPV...this is why I write them first!)

    Hopefully that made sense.

    Now I remember the letters H,P,M,D (I remember this by saying Hewlett Packard, M.D. (as in doctor) haha.

    Hib 12-15 months
    Pneumo 12-18 mo
    MMR 12-18 mo
    Dtap 15-18 mo

    I remember the numbers by saying that the first three have 12's on the right side, last three have 18's on the left side, and 15s in the corners.

    Now for 4-6years I remember DIM (as in Dtap, IPV, and MMR).

    Hopefully that helps, I know it seems like a lot but definitely better than just trying to memorize![/QUOTE]
  12. by   nclexpass
    Quote from heard1645
    heard1645@gmail.com

    Hopefully I'll be able to explain this in a way that makes sense, but this is how I remember them. It might sound complicated but write it out as you read this and I'm sure you'll get it!

    First, make a chart with four columns. Label them BIRTH, 2mo, 4mo, and 6mo. In each column, you will have 1 vaccination, 6 vaccinations, 5, and 6 respectively. (I just remember 1,6,5,6).

    The only vaccine at birth is HEP B. At two months, you get Hep B, IPV, Dtap, Pneumo, Rota, and Hib (6 vaccines). 4 months, you get all of them except Hep B (5 vaccines). 6 months you get all of them, just remember Hep B and IPV can range anywhere from 6-18 months (6 vaccines at 6 months, plus remembering the ranges for Hep B and IPV...this is why I write them first!)

    Hopefully that made sense.

    Now I remember the letters H,P,M,D (I remember this by saying Hewlett Packard, M.D. (as in doctor) haha.

    Hib 12-15 months
    Pneumo 12-18 mo
    MMR 12-18 mo
    Dtap 15-18 mo

    I remember the numbers by saying that the first three have 12's on the right side, last three have 18's on the left side, and 15s in the corners.

    Now for 4-6years I remember DIM (as in Dtap, IPV, and MMR).

    Hopefully that helps, I know it seems like a lot but definitely better than just trying to memorize!
    [/QUOTE]

    Thanks a lot , now I am able to remember immunization schedule ........
  13. by   Beverly1982
    Thank you! I've finally got it : )
  14. by   RN2BEESOON
    Very helpful thanks

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