Immunizations for Children Ages 7-18 Years

Immunizations for Children Ages 7-18 years

Recommended Immunizations for Children & Adolescents Ages 7-18
You need to be vaccinated against these serious diseases!

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Download the CDC Immunization Schedule for Children Age 7-18

Hepatitis A (HepA) Anyone can get infected with hepatitis A. Hepatitis A is a serious liver disease that is spread through close personal contact with a person that has hepatitis A or from contaminated food and water. The vaccine is given as 2 doses, 6-18 months apart.
Hepatitis B (HepB) You need three doses of hepatitis B vaccine if you have not already received them.
Human Papillomavirus
(HPV)
All adolescent girls should get 3 doses of HPV vaccine to prevent cervical cancer.
Influenza All children and teens through age 18 years should receive annual vaccination against influenza.
Measles, Mumps, Rubella
(MMR)
Check with your immunization provider to make sure you’ve had two doses of MMR.
Meningococcal disease This vaccine is recommended for all teens ages 11 through 18 years, college freshmen who will be or are living in dormitories, and those with certain special medical conditions.
Pneumococcal disease
(pneumococcal shot)
Do you have a chronic health problem? Talk to your immunization provider about whether you should receive a pneumococcal shot.
Polio If you haven’t completed your series of polio vaccine doses, you should complete them now.
Tetanus, diphtheria,
pertussis (whooping cough)
(Tdap, Td)
You need a booster dose of Tdap at age 11-12 years. If you’re older and already had a Td booster, you should get a Tdap shot to get the extra protection against pertussis (whooping cough). After that you will need a Td booster dose every ten years.
Varicella (Var)
(chickenpox shot)
If you have not been previously vaccinated and have not had chickenpox, you should get vaccinated against this disease. The vaccine is given as a 2-dose series. Any teenager who was vaccinated as a child with only 1 dose should get a second dose now.

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