7 to 10 Years
By following the recommended schedule and fully immunizing your child by the age of 6, you helped protect your child against 14 vaccine -preventable diseases. If your child missed a vaccine, now is a good time for your child to catch-up. During this time, your child may also receive additional vaccine doses needed for the best protection.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), other medical societies, and CDC recommend;
- Flu Vaccine
Everyone 7-10 years of age and older should get a flu vaccine every year.
- HPV Vaccine
Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines are recommended for children ages 11-12 but can be given as early as age 9 to help protect both girls and boys from HPV infection and cancers caused by HPV.
Catch up on vaccinations your child may have missed:
- DTaP and Tdap Vaccines
If you have a child who is 7-10 years old and has not received any or all of the DTaP vaccine series, or if you don’t know if your child has received these shots, your child needs a single dose of Tdap vaccine at this time to protect them from diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (whooping cough).
- Hepatitis A (HepA) Vaccine
If you have a child who is 7-10 years old and has not received HepA vaccine, talk to your child’s clinician about a catch-up vaccine.
- Pneumococcal (PCV) Vaccine
If you have a child who is 7-10 years old and has not received PCV vaccine to protect them from pneumonia, talk to your child’s clinician about a catch-up vaccine.
Many vaccine-preventable diseases that are rare in the United States are still common in other parts of the world. Depending on where you plan to travel with your children, you may need additional vaccinations.
Vaccinating children for travel requires careful evaluation. Whenever possible, children should receive all vaccinations according to the recommended schedule. Talk with your doctor to see what vaccines are recommended for your child before you travel.
Check out the vaccines your child needs before traveling.
Find out what vaccines your child needs and when with the adolescent immunization schedule [2 pages].
- Page last reviewed: April 15, 2016
- Page last updated: July 11, 2016
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