2021 Recommended Vaccinations for Children 7-18 Years Old
ACIP recommends use of COVID-19 vaccines within the scope of the Emergency Use Authorization or Biologics License Application for the particular vaccine. Interim ACIP recommendations for the use of COVID-19 vaccines can be found on the ACIP Vaccine Recommendations and Guidelines page.
* = These boxes indicate when the vaccine is recommended for all children unless your doctor tells you that your child cannot safely receive the vaccine.
† = These boxes indicate the vaccine should be given if a child is catching-up on missed vaccines.
§ = These boxes indicate the vaccine is recommended for children with certain health or lifestyle conditions that put them at an increased risk for serious diseases. See vaccine-specific recommendations at www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/acip-recs/index.html.
¶ = This shaded box indicates children not at increased risk may get the vaccine if they wish after speaking to a provider.
Talk to your child’s doctor or nurse about the vaccines recommended for their age. COVID-19 vaccination is recommended for some adolescents.
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|More Information:||Everyone 6 months and older should get a flu vaccine every year.||All 11- through 12-year-olds should get one shot of Tdap.||All 11- through 12- year olds should get a 2-shot series of HPV vaccine. A 3-shot series is needed for those with weakened immune systems and those who start the series at 15 years or older.||All 11- through 12- year olds should get one shot of meningococcal conjugate (MenACWY). A booster shot is recommended at age 16.||Teens 16–18 years old may be vaccinated with a serogroup B meningococcal (MenB) vaccine.|