Vaccinations for Children and Teens

By Mindy Longhurst

Vaccinations are extremely important for children to be kept safe. Below is a list of shots that are recommended by age group from the Center of Disease Control and Prevention.

7-8 years

  • Flu shot

9-10 years

  • Flu shot

11-12 years

  • Flu shot
  • Tdap shot (for tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis)
  • HPV vaccine
  • Meningococcal MenACWY

13-15 years

  • Flu shot

16-18 years

  • Flu shot
  • Booster shot at age 16 recommended for Meningococcal MenACWY

Some children under certain circumstances may need to receive more shots and vaccinations based on their health condition. At your child’s next check-up consult with their doctor to make sure they are up to date on their vaccinations.

For more information, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/easy-to-read/adolescent-easyread.html.

 

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