2018 Recommended Immunizations for Children 7-18 Years Old
* = 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.
|Meningococcal||Pneumococcal||Hepatitis B||Hepatitis A||Inactivated Polio||MMR
|More Information:||Preteens and teens should get a flu vaccine every year.||Preteens and teens should get one shot of Tdap at age 11 or 12 years.||All 11-12 year olds should get a 2-shot series of HPV vaccine at least 6 months apart. A 3-shot series is needed for those with weakened immune systems and those age 15 or older.||All 11-12 year olds should get a single shot of a meningococcal conjugate (MenACWY) vaccine. A booster shot is recommended at age 16.||Teens, 16-18 years old, may be vaccinated with a serogroup B meningococcal (MenB) vaccine.|
- Page last reviewed: February 6, 2018
- Page last updated: February 6, 2018
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