Mnemonics for Pediatric Vaccine schedule?

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May 26, '12Quote from LoopsRN2Hopefully 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!Does anyone have mnemonics to share for the pediatric vaccinations or any OB they would like to share? Thanks
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 618 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 1215 months
Pneumo 1218 mo
MMR 1218 mo
Dtap 1518 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 46years 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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Feb 17, '13Quote from sm06902This is great .. Thanks for sharing
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 618 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 1215 months
Pneumo 1218 mo
MMR 1218 mo
Dtap 1518 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 46years 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! 
Feb 17, '13heard1645@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 618 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 1215 months
Pneumo 1218 mo
MMR 1218 mo
Dtap 1518 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 46years 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] 
Feb 17, '13Quote from heard1645[/QUOTE]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 618 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 1215 months
Pneumo 1218 mo
MMR 1218 mo
Dtap 1518 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 46years 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!
Thanks a lot , now I am able to remember immunization schedule ........ 
