Back To School: Does Your Child Have All The Immunizations Required?

Backpack? Check. Pencils? Check. Immunizations? Uh oh.

Don’t wait until the last minute to get your child up to date on immunizations. Here’s the recommended vaccination schedule from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Talk to your pediatrician about what’s right for your child.








Vaccine
7–10 years
11–12 years
13–18 years
Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis dose (if indicated)
One dose
One dose (if indicated)

Human papillomavirus

Three-dose series

Meningococcal

First dose
Booster at 16 years

 Yearly
Yearly
Yearly
Pneumococcal
If at high risk
If at high risk
If at high risk
Hepatitis A
 Complete two-dose series

Hepatitis B
 Complete three-dose series

Inactivated poliovirus
 Complete three-dose series

Measles, mumps, rubella
 Complete two-dose series

Varicella
 Complete two-dose series


To view a full immunization schedule, including vaccines for children younger than 7 and adults 18 and older, visit cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules.




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