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What vaccines are advised for children at age 7 through 18 years old?

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  • Tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (Tdap) - This is a follow-up shot to the DTaP vaccine kids get when they’re younger.
  • Meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4) – This protects against meningitis, a disease that affects the brain and spinal cord. Kids need their first dose at age 11 or 12 and another at age 16.
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV) – This common virus is linked to cervical cancer and genital warts. Children need 2 doses if the series is started at age 11 or 12, and 3 doses if it is started after 15 years of age.
  • Influenza (Flu) – Recommended every year.

From: Children’s Vaccines: The Basics WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: 

Centers for Disease Control: "How Vaccines Work," "Recommended Immunizations for Children from Birth Through 6 Years Old," "2015 Recommended Immunizations for Children from 7 Through 18 Years Old."

American Academy of Pediatrics website: "Who Should Not Be Immunize," "AAP Immunizations Frequently Asked Questions: Vaccine Safety." 

DeStefano, F.  2013. The Journal of Pediatrics,

Drutz, J. UpToDate.

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on September 08, 2017

SOURCES: 

Centers for Disease Control: "How Vaccines Work," "Recommended Immunizations for Children from Birth Through 6 Years Old," "2015 Recommended Immunizations for Children from 7 Through 18 Years Old."

American Academy of Pediatrics website: "Who Should Not Be Immunize," "AAP Immunizations Frequently Asked Questions: Vaccine Safety." 

DeStefano, F.  2013. The Journal of Pediatrics,

Drutz, J. UpToDate.

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on September 08, 2017

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