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2018 Recommended Immunizations for Children 7-18 Years Old

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* = 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.

teen easy read vaccine schedule
Flu
Influenza
Tdap
Tetanus, diphtheria,
pertussis
HPV
Human
papillomavirus
Meningococcal Pneumococcal Hepatitis B Hepatitis A Inactivated Polio MMR
Measles,
mumps,
rubella
Chickenpox
Varicella
MenACWY MenB
7-8 Years * § § §
9-10 Years * § §
§
11-12 Years * * * * §
13-15 Years *
16-18 Years * *
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.

See Vaccine-Preventable Diseases and the Vaccines that Prevent Them

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