Children's Health

Online tool helps keep track of kids' vaccinations

Pediatricians' offices and health clinics have been slammed for weeks as thousands of kids try to get caught up on their back-to-school vaccinations.

If you're child falls behind, getting the child back on track can get pretty complicated, but a free, easy-to-use online tool created by the Georgia Tech Research Institute and the CDC may be able to help.

The site -- located at -- is designed to be easy. Parents or caregivers enter a child's birth date and then plug in as much information as they have about the child's vaccine history, using the school vaccine form known as a 3231.

"They just put in the dates from the 3231 form, they hit the button, and they get a schedule with color indications and dates to help them just take it with them to the doctor's office," Georgia Tech research scientist Sheila Isbell.

This online catch-up tool is currently only available for children six and younger, but there's a downloadable tool for older kids and teens, and adults who want to stay up on their vaccinations.

It gives you a color-coded chart of the vaccines your child has already had, what catch-up doses are needed and what to plan for down the road. You can print it out and take it to the pediatrician.

If you're a parent, you can stick the vaccine scheduler on the fridge or take it to your pediatrician.

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The link for the online "Catch-up" Vaccine Scheduler for children age 6 and younger is:

The Desktop Immunization Scheduler for ages 7-18:

Desktop Immunization Scheduler for Adults 18 and up: