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Recommended Vaccines for Children & Teens

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Recommended Vaccines for Children & Teens

Recommended Immunizations Throughout Childhood

When it comes to preventing certain diseases, getting vaccinated is your first line of defense. Here are the vaccines your kids should be getting during their developmental years. Here’s what you should know.

Recommended Vaccines for All Children & Teens

After 6 months of age, it is recommended that all children and teens should get vaccinated for the flu (influenza) annually. However, there are certain types of the flu vaccine that may be age-restrictive:

  • Injectable influenza vaccine (IIV): This form of the influenza vaccine is administered through a needle and is appropriate for everyone over 6 months old.
  • Live inactivated influenza vaccine (LAIV): This form of influenza vaccine is administered through a nasal spray and is appropriate for people from 2 to 49 years old.

Recommended Vaccines for Babies

Children between birth and 11 months should get the following vaccines:

  • Hepatitis B
  • DTaP
  • Haemophilus influenzae type b disease
  • Polio
  • Pneumococcal disease
  • Rotavirus

Recommended Vaccines for Children

Children between the ages of 1 and 10 should get the following vaccines:

  • Chickenpox
  • MMR
  • Hepatitis A

Recommended Vaccines for Teens

Children and teens between the ages of 11 and 18 should get the following vaccines:

  • Meningococcal disease
  • HPV
  • Tdap
  • Meningococcal conjugate
  • Serogroup B meningococcal vaccines

If you’re not sure if your little one is up-to-date on their immunizations or you have any other questions regarding vaccination, reach out to your child’s pediatrician or your family care provider.

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