What vaccines does my older child or teen need?

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Following is the vaccine schedule for children and teens:

4 to 6 years
  • Diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (DTaP)
  • Polio
  • Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR)
  • Varicella (chicken pox)

11 years and older

  • Tetanus diphtheria, and pertussis (Tdap) booster at age 11 or 12
  • Meningococcal vaccine: 2 doses, one dose at age 11 or 12 and the second dose 5 years later.
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine: 3 doses between ages 11 and 12
  • Catch-up time! If you've missed any earlier vaccines, you can catch up on these vaccines now: hepatitis B, polio; MMR; varicella (chicken pox); hepatitis A

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Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.