2022 Recommended Vaccinations for Children 7-18 Years Old

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* = These shaded boxes indicate when the vaccine is recommended for all children unless your doctor tells you that your child cannot safely receive the vaccine.

† = These shaded boxes indicate the vaccine SHOULD be given if a child is catching up on missed vaccines.

§ = These shaded 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.

# = This shade box indicates vaccination may begin in this age group.

teen easy read vaccine schedule
Flu
Influenza
Tdap
Tetanus, diphtheria,
pertussis
HPV
Human
papillomavirus
Meningococcal Pneumococcal Dengue Hepatitis B Hepatitis A Polio MMR
Measles,
mumps,
rubella
Chickenpox
Varicella
MenACWY MenB
7-8 Years * § §
9-10 Years * § # § ONLY
in
places
where
dengue
spreads*
§
11-12 Years * * * * §
13-15 Years *
16-18 Years * * *
More Information: Everyone 6 months and older should get a flu vaccine every year if they do not have contraindications. 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. Ages 10 years and older at increased risk should receive a serogroup B meningococcal (MenB) vaccine. Ages 16–18 years old who are not at increased risk may be vaccinated with a MenB vaccine. Ages 9-16 years who live in dengue endemic areas AND have laboratory confirmation of previous dengue infection.

See Vaccine-Preventable Diseases and the Vaccines that Prevent Them

Page last reviewed: February 17, 2022